Gregorij von Leitis


by Rainer Werner Fassbinder
Opening Night on December 4, 1986;
Stage Arts Theatre, New York City
with the Elysium Theater Company

Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung: “Rainer Werner Fassbinder is also being discovered as a playwright in New York: the Elysium Theater Company, led by German director Gregorij von Leïtis, now presented Fassbinder’s ‘Katzelmacher’ as its American premiere on an Off-Off-Broadway stage in Manhattan.”

DPA: “Leïtis, who specializes in German plays in English translation, brings the play of open xenophobia and latent fascism of the German petit bourgeoisie to the stage with sparse means, largely dispensing with props and instead cleverly working with light and shadow.”