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The Enchanted Realm of Rene Magritte

For Sale: one house, belonging to one René Magritte, surrealist, painter, philosopher, lover, cowboy, tree, and much more. Swim on down to the open house, and enjoy a guided tour of the great man's mind.  Run your fingers along the dust of his memories, appraise the net worth of his melancholy heart -- with the aid of his wife, his lover, his wife's lover, his mother, and a fish.  


Inspired by the work of the surrealist painter, The Enchanted Realm of Rene Magritte will feature performance and installation set in an 8 room mansion on Governors Island.  An original and mesmerizing experience, The Enchanted Realm of Rene Magritte is created and directed by Tess Howsam (Secession 2015, Odd.A.See), features a team of eight playwrights, a multi-talented group of actors, and collaborations with other Governors Island resident organizations -  Billion Oyster Project & Creative Movement.  Exquisite Corpse is happy to hold your hand as you take a dip, then a dive, then a plunge into The Enchanted Realm of, well, you know who.

Written by T. Adamson, Blake Bishton, Simon de Carvalho, Eric Marlin, Matthew Minnicino, Ran Xia, Emily Zemba, Laura Zlatos

Created & Directed by Tess Howsam


Assistant Directed by Molly Bicks

Lighting design by Sara Gosses

Sound design by Carsen Joenk

Costume design by Matsy Stinson


featured music by Simon de Carvalho & Gabe Medd

Choreography by Danny Wilfred


Art design by

Ken Ard


Andrea Caldarise

Tess Howsam

Lavinia Roberts

Sara Sciabbarrasi

Nick Stryker​​​​


Molly Bicks

Lee Collins

Anya Krawcheck

Blaire O'Leary

Max Schloner

Danny Wilfred

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