Annalisa Dias: ONE WORD MORE presented through CulturalDC’s Mead Theatre Lab Program April 8 – April 30, 2016
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
March 7, 2016
Contact: John Richards
April 7- April 30, 2016
Opening Night/Press Night April 8, 8PM
Washington, DC – CulturalDC is pleased to present One Word More from April 7-30 at the Mead Theatre Lab at Flashpoint. This innovative physical adaptation of The Tempest interrogates the historical silencing of women’s voices and the dynamics of isolation, communication, and power.
The piece examines the world from the perspective of Sycorax – a powerful female character in Shakespeare’s The Tempest, who the audience only ever hears about through the voices of men. One Word More gives Sycorax back both her voice and her body and asks what happened on the island before its overthrow by Prospero. The piece will feature dynamic physical theatre, original sculpture installations, a cutting-edge combination of recorded and live sound design, and intentional investigation of the contemporary legacy of colonial oppression.
The creative team features DC-based playwright and performing artist, Annalisa Dias (as writer, performer, producer); director and dramaturg, Bridget Grace Sheaff (devising director); playwright and actor, Amanda Zeitler (stage manager, collaborator); performance artist and experimental composer, DeLesslin George-Warren (sound designer); visual artist, Brian Fernandes-Halloran (set and installation design); dramaturg, Otis Ramsey-Zoe (devising dramaturg); and dramaturg and performer, Tori Boutin (front of house coordinator).
The project includes a radical partnership with N Street Village that asks us to bear witness to silenced voices in our own community. Throughout the devising and rehearsal process, Annalisa Dias is offering a series of physical theatre classes to women in the N Street Village community, with the goal of empowering women to feel ownership over their voices and bodies. The team will invite women from the N Street Village Community to attend performances, and to help host dialogues about the silencing and erasure of women’s voices in DC.
This project is presented through the Mead Theatre Lab Program, a project of CulturalDC, and was originally conceived by Annalisa Dias & Alex Mills as part of the Shakespeare Theatre Company’s Happy Hour at the Harman Series.
Writer & Performer: Annalisa Dias
Devising Director: Bridget Grace Sheaff
Stage Manager & Collaborator: Amanda Zeitler
Set & Installation Designer: Brian Fernandes-Halloran
Devising Dramaturg: Otis Ramsey-Zoe
Sound Designer: DeLesslin George-Warren
Front of House Coordinator: Tori Boutin
ONE WORD MORE
Dates: April 8 – April 30 / Thurs-Sat 8 PM, Sat 2 PM, Sun 3 PM
Pay What You Can preview: April 7
General admission: $20 | Student and Military ID: $15 | TICKETS
Location: Mead Theatre Lab at Flashpoint – 916 G Street NW, Washington, DC 20001
Luce Foundation Center artist talk:
Saturday, March 19, 1:30pm
Smithsonian American Art Museum, Third Floor
More information online at http://www.onewordmore.com
About the Mead Theatre Lab Program
The Mead Theatre Lab Program at Flashpoint, a CulturalDC project, is generously sponsored by Jaylee Mead. Additional support is provided by The Dallas Morse Coors Foundation for the Performing Arts, the Max & Victoria Dreyfus Foundation, the Mary & Daniel Loughran Foundation, The Washington Post Company and The Weissberg Foundation.
CulturalDC is generously supported by The Morris and Gwendolyn Cafritz Foundation, DC Commission on the Arts and Humanities, The Community Foundation for the National Capitol Region, Daimler, The National Endowment for the Arts, AT&T, Microsoft, Washington Gas, Weissberg Foundation, Altria, Anonymous, Busboys and Poets/Eatonville, Hank & Carol Goldberg, Lockheed Martin, Menkiti Group, Prince Charitable Trusts, Stephen Stein and VOA Associates.
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