The Iphigenia Project by Theodora Skipitares King Agamemnon has agreed to sacrifice his daughter Iphigenia in order to secure a safe passage to Troy. Through the world of the gods and the shores of Troy and Aulis, this re-imagined tale unfolds with shadow puppetry, music by composer Arnold Dreyblatt, video projections, and text. Skipitares, renowned multi-media artist and theater director, is co-director of the Lab at St. Ann’s Warehouse.
Anatomy 1968 by Karen Hartman A young couple from Ohio attempts to honeymoon at the Hong Kong Hilton during the Vietnam War. This provocative, political and humorous new work explores issues of isolation and intimacy in the early days of a rocky marriage, in a world gone mad. Hartman is a recipient of the 2003 Daryl Roth Creative Spirits award, and she is a resident writer at New Dramatists.
Sit-in at the Five & Dime by composer Janice Lowe and librettist Margie Duffield Set in 1959 Nashville, Tennessee, this highly-charged musical charts the lives of three students undergoing non-violence training for a civil rights sit-in. Lowe’s score fuses jazz, blues, and soul to tell their story as they wrestle with their own deep-seated demons and ultimately triumph over them.
Don’t Kiss Me, I’m in Training by Jenny Levison An extremely visual and imaginative play, Don’t Kiss Me, I’m in Training explores the lives of the French step-sisters who were also lovers, Claude Cahun and Marcel Moore. As French, Jewish, lesbian artists and writers, Levison’s play explores how the two women used the principles of the Surrealist Movement to cope with being imprisoned by Nazis during WWII.
Life is a Dream adapted by Jean Wagner In collaboration with dramaturg Wendy Weckwerth and translator Rick Davis A Queen dies in childbirth. The stars say the child is a monster. If you were king, what would you do? Voice & Vision’s highly physical exploration of this classic “dream play” addresses this question and other such timely issues as: what is freedom and how should one use it? Jean Wagner has been the co-founder and Artistic Director of Voice &Vision since 1990. Wendy Weckworth is a doctoral candidate in dramaturgy at the Yale School of Drama. Rick Davis is Associate Dean and Artistic Director of the College of Visual and Performing Arts at George Mason University.
Three Sisters adapted by Paul Schmidt from Chekhov’s classic directed by Marya MazorSchmidt’s adaptation takes place in a provincial town where three sisters, Olga, Masha, and Irina, dream of moving back to Moscow. Featuring actresses Ruth Maleczech and Valda Setterfield, Mazor’s direction sheds new light on this classic play, which explores the gap between hope and fulfillment in the lives of these women. Marya Mazor is co-founder and Artistic Director of Voice & Vision.
IMMORTALITY (EDNA ST. VINCENT MILLAY) a solo show by Jennifer Gibbs Gibbs channels the ferocious, seductive Edna St. Vincent Millay, one of America's most astounding and controversial 20th Century poets. The first woman to win the Pulitzer for poetry, Millay was the heroine of the Jazz Age, a sexual revolutionary known as much for being the center of Greenwich Village bohemia as for writing extraordinary poems. At the height of her morphine addiction, Millay must decide whether she can best serve her work by living, or by dying. Which choice guarantees immortality - continuing to write, or disappearing in a blaze of glory before she passes her peak? Between the moment she overfills her last syringe and the moment she brings the needle to her arm, this Millay stumbles into electric events from her past, as her life and the poems that consumed her life flash before her eyes. A sexy, witty and passionate take on how we keep going, and what we sacrifice to do it. Developed with director Daniela Varon.