The Haunted Sailor was performed in July 2000 as part of the Judson House Project (a performance project produced by the Peculiar Works Project honoring the history of the Judson House building before its pending demolition, August 2000).
THE BUZZ – Twenty-one people climbed up a fire escape and through a window to enter the world of The Haunted Sailor, a narrative about a dead seaman who returns to his lover’s house each year to search for treasure in the walls.
Why are you following me? – shouted Robert Salas, who played the sailor.
You think I have no right to be here? – Eric Malter, an advertising executive who brought his 13-year-old son, Evan, understood the sailor’s plight.
It made sense to me, Mr. Malter said.
I like the notion of hidden treasure in the walls.
–Sherri Day, New York Times
Renee Philippi wrote and directed; Stefan Hagen designed set and installations; Vera Beren, Lisi DeLeon, and Robet Salas performed.