Forms and Dispositions: a fairy tale

based on Art of War by Sun Tsu, June 2017

Both as a capstone to his work in "Advanced Directing" with Jessica Thebus (Steppenwolf Theatre, Oregon Shakespeare, Goodman Theatre) and Julie Marie Myatt ("The Happy Ones, "Welcome Home, Jenny Sutter") and as a piece for the Don't F*ck with a Goddess festival, Hartman adapted Sun Tsu's Art of War to the stage. In combination with writings by Rebecca Solnit, Forms and Dispositions pulled the text from its military context to ask how story can warp our expectations and confine our ambitions.