In the dark world of medieval Austria, a young child named Eike grapples with bullies and their understanding of the myth of the Krampus—the anti-Father Christmas who punishes the naughty children on the eve of St. Nicholas’ day—in a tragic exploration of what happens when a child’s distorted view of reality goes unchecked.
Book and lyrics by Julia Marie Black and concept, music, orchestrations and additional lyrics for “I Won’t Leave you Behind” and “Krampuslauf” by Niklas Dahlen
Artwork by Levi Denton-Hughes
Book and Lyrics by
Julia Marie Black
Julia Marie Black is a Playwright, Actor and co-host of Playdate, a podcast where she and her co-host Kait read and discuss plays and interview other theatre makers. She currently has several projects in development including her play Everything Feels Like the End of the World and a theatrical song cycle entitled Violent Delights with her collaborator, Mickie Wadsworth. Julia is a graduate from SUNY Fredonia and studies privately with Playwright, Actor and Director Ashley Griffin.
Headshot by Michael Kushner Photography
Concept, Music, Orchestrations and additional lyrics by
Niklas Dahlen is a multi-hyphenated artist, their work including writing, composing, music directing, producing, and more. As a writer/composer, her recent work includes Krampus: A Winter Suite (their first full-length piece), домой//home (with dramaturg Matthew B. Cullen), and [REDACTED] (in–development w/ Charlotte Foxe). Fey recently composed and sound designed for SUNY Fredonia’s production of She Kills Monsters: Virtual Realms, and they’re currently ramping up for a concert production of a large portion of her body of work.