Tuesday, March 17, 2009

Brink! A sneak peek

I have had the great thrill to be a writer for the Humana Festival's Anthology show,Brink!, starring their amazing apprentice company of 21 actors. Last fall, the theatre brought us down (that's Lydia Diamond, Kristoffer Diaz, Greg Kotis, Deborah Stein, Deborah Zoe Laufer and myself) where me met the actors and staff, workshopped ideas around our given theme: Rites Of Passage. And then we all went away for a five months and each wrote some awesome stuff, if I don't say so myself. It was an amazing opportunity to write a scene that has 21 people in it. And not just any 21 people, it was written for these 21 people. Take that, recession.

So, how does one begin a show about rites of passage?
(i stole these from fearless director Sean Daniels' Facebook)

Well this is the floor of the show

Very, O'Keefian, right?

And here it is in action. The miracle of life. An apprentice born from the, um, flower.

Followed by the miracle of dance

They're calling it the Floor-gina.

More about Brink and Listen to two songs by Greg Kotis written for the show


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