Sound design and music direction for Artilliers' original adaptation of August Strindberg's A Dream Play.
January 21 - 23, 8pm
January 24, 2pm (special naptime performance!)
January 27 - 30, 8pm
The Studio at Chinatown Soup
16B Orchard St.
A Dream Play is, in the words of the author, a play where “everything is possible and probable, time and space do not exist… The characters split, double, multiply, vanish, solidify, blur, clarify.” I read this play and I fell in love with its ritual nature and its simple, childlike ambiguity of time, place, and character. This is a mean, sad, angry play; but we want to get down to its very bones to find the song of praise - the rain dance - buried there.
Agnes, the daughter of the gods, has come to Earth to discover if being alive is as difficult as human beings make it out to be. Spoiler alert: it definitely is - and human beings have some choice words for those responsible.
Artilliers' production uses the materials of childhood playmaking - blanket forts, sock puppets, and dress-up trunks - to unearth both the fun and the flame of hope buried in Strindberg's mournful drama.
Featuring: Nik Aliye, Serena Berman*, Trey Fillmore, Michael Galligan, Michael Lorz*, Matthew Minnicino, and Tess Richie.
Written by August Strindberg
Adapted by Matthew Minnicino
Directed by Jake Beckhard
Producers: Nik Aliye, Jake Beckhard, Serena Berman, and Trey Fillmore
Stage Manager: Jaye Hunt
Lighting Design: Elizabeth Stewart
Sound Design / Composition: Adrian Bridges
Set Design: Trey Hoffman
Costume Design: Marnie Kingsley
Choreographer: Kory Geller
Puppet Specialist: Allison Frasca
More information about Artilliers can be found at www.artilliers.org
*This production is an Equity Approved Showcase. These actors are appearing courtesy of Actors' Equity Association