YEAR 5 FINALE
A WORLD PREMIERE BY GEORGE BRANT
INSPIRED BY THE LIFE, DEATH + PHOTOGRAPHY OF FRANCESCA WOODMAN
PLAYING JULY 27 - AUGUST 16, 2018 AT THE MULTICULTURAL ARTS CENTER
A figure in the wall paper. A floating door. A bowl of eels. Wings.
These and other images have been left behind in the haunting, black and white photography of Francesca Woodman, a prolific prodigy who died by suicide in 1981 at the age of 22.
Decades later, her work, her life, and her death captured the imagination of Playwright George Brant, author of Dark Room. In the play, eleven scenes unfold, each inspired by a different photograph from Woodman's canon. A single, silent protagonist -- a simple girl in a polka dot dress -- navigates the journey.
At once humorous, dark, eerie, and poetic, Dark Room will play this summer in the stunning Multicultural Arts Center. Please join us for an unforgettable theatrical event.
Playwright George Brant
Director Olivia D'Ambrosio
Movement Doppelgänger Dance Collective
Assoc. Director + Dramaturg Alexander Platt
Assistant Director Caley Chase
Scenic Design Ryan Bates
Costume Design Chelsea Kerl
Lighting Design Stephen Petrilli
Sound Design Elizabeth Cahill
Properties Esme Allen
Cast In Order of Appearance Jenna Pollack; Lourdes Martinez, Julie Nelson*, Jennifer Rohn*, Elaine Vaan Hogue, Liz Adams, Jade Wheeler*, Celeste Oliva*, Laura Payne, Sara Burd, Meghan Leathers*, Cheryl McMahon*, Deniz Khateri, Meredith Gosselin*, Megan Hornblower, Cailin Doran, Kelly Chick, Anya Edwards, Siobhan Carroll, Korinne Ritchey, Vijaya Sundaram, Gillian Mariner Gordon*
Stage Manager Dominique D. Burford*
Assistant Stage Manager L. Arkansas Light*
Production Assistant Alli DiBiase
Associate Producer John Tracey
Assistant to the AP Stephen Strenio
Production Manager Ryan McDonald
Technical Director Mark DiGiovanni
Scenic Carpenter Samuel Warton
Electrician Victor Gutierrez
Wardrobe Supervisor Caroline Clancy
*Member, Actors' Equity Association
PHOTOS FROM TOP. Dark Room Publicity Image (Credit, Kyle Thomas Hemingway); Lourdes Martinez, Liz Adams + Elaine Vaan Hogue In Rehearsal (Credit, Lauren Miller); Shura Baryshnikov + Danielle Davidson of Doppelgänger Dance Collective (Credit, Marc Pilaro); Laura Payne In Rehearsal (Credit, Lauren Miller) Dark Room Cast; Projection Design, + Olivia D'Ambrosio In Rehearsal (Credit, Lauren Miller)
Notes From Liv
I went to school for acting, but have a strong background in athletics, and often contemplate the similarities between sports and live performance.