Sex, regret and a road trip.
A solo show by Mara Gannon
The Occasion of Existence
A new piece based on Einstein's Dreams that explores the nature of time, combining dance, theatre, and live music.
An innovative production that will to focus on and bring awareness to the plight of women refugees in the modern political climate and support the immigrant/refugee community.
As we looked forward to 2017, with the current political and social landscape, we found ourselves asking why art? Why theatre? Why now?
Artistic Director, Giverny Petitmermet, was reminded of a quote, the source of which has since forgotten, her mother (a visual artist) shared with her on the eve of the Iraq War in 2002. It went "an artist's job is to see the injustices and problems of the world first, then make something beautiful that allows the rest of society to see it, too."
Theatre creates a space where ideas can be shared, stories that are not our own can be heard, and community can be created. It allows us to find commonality with the other. Theatre is dangerous. Regimes throughout history have tried to shut it down and silence theatre makers. Our willingness to speak out, to speak up, is threatening to them. And right now, we need to scare the pants off the people in charge. The art form, that is as old as humanity, will not be silenced or stamped out. It will not die. It is alive and vital and we pledge to do our part to keep it that way.
We renew our commitment to creating community, sharing ideas, and supporting marginalized voices and stories that aim to reveal our common humanity and "to hold, as 'twere, the mirror up to nature."
The Young Collectives will continue to educate and expose children to the power of stories that warn of humanities darker nature and celebrate our capacity to love; stories that cross culture divides and remind us that we have so much in common.
We are pledging to put our money where our mouths are. Every show in the 2017 season will give back, not only artistically, but financially, as well. Through audience donations, ticket sales and more, we will be donating money to organizations that help protect our rights, our environment, and our voices.
In order to create a community among our audience members, each show will collaborate with audience members in order to create a visual art piece on a topic/question presented in the show.
We are planning a 2017 season that we hope will fulfill our commitment: A one woman show about venturing out on your own, a dance/theatre piece that explores the nature of time, and a production of Trojan Women that will work with and support the immigrant/refugee community.
We can't wait to see you at the theatre!