Three Ring (2002–04)

The nave of a theatrically lit Romanian church. 5 perfomers stand in row holding hands, beneath a cloth trapeze.

Three Ring is a theatrical event that merges circus, theatre, dance, and performance art told by five inmates in an asylum for circus performers.


Written and directed by Peter S. Petralia
Original music composed by Max Giteck Duykers
Lighting design by Rebecca M.K. Makus

Three Ring was originally developed as part of the HERE Artist Residency Program at HERE Arts Center NYC and premiered at Walkerspace NYC, 2003.


“Three Ring is an exquisitely moody work”

– Leonard Jacobs, Backstage Magazine