This project is conceived as a practice of framing personal reflections and responses to external circumstances (political, social, environmental) we, as creators and performers, find ourselves in at the present moment. We are offering these framed points of view as a “play”, and we are placing the play—the sequencing of our material--within the larger frame of space and time composition. In other words this piece is visual, aural (like good free jazz), and textual/literary.
Over the course of the semester, performer-creators worked to build ensemble and stage through the Viewpoints—using an open play and movement space. We also worked internally with the Viewpoints language as a performance and acting technique. As much as possible we use our bodies, our body parts, the bodies of others and their body parts as props, set/environment etc.
Wendell Beavers, director
Director: Wendell Beavers
Assistant Director: Mariia (Masha) Bashmakova
Dramaturg: Alessandra Tom
Stage Manager: Danielle Eyer
Assistant Stage Manager: Scarlet Fountain
Assistant Stage Manager: Vanessa Lazare
Production Assistant: Erica Urrutia
Set & Props Designer: You Chen Zhang
Lighting & Video Designer: Jenna Danae Short
Costume Designer: Isabel Gelfand
Sound Designer: Marie Jou Comilang-Costales
Assistant Lighting Designer: Georgia Holland