We spent a great week working with performer Taylor Mac on our new piece Ocean Filibuster— a co-commission from the American Repertory Theatre and the Harvard University Center for the Environment. Sxip Shirey is reuniting with us for sound and composition– we’ll be working both in NYC and Cambridge throughout 2018 to get it ready for our premiere at the A.R.T.
MILTON performs in Milton, MA May 18-22 at the library as part of “Milton Reflecting“– a year of creative activities designed to bring Miltonians of all ages together to reflect on, claim, and celebrate the extraordinary diversity of their community– designed by PearlDamour in partnership with Milton locals and Boston Playwright’s Theatre. NYC-based cast: Zina Ellis, Dillon Heape, Reya Sehgal. Katie shaped this draft. Emily Mendelsohn steps in as director. More at www.skyovermilton.com.
PearlDamour has been commissioned by the American Repertory Theatre and the Harvard University Center for the Environment to create a new performance work about climate change and the ocean. We’ve just begun meeting with oceanographers, archeologist and environmental scientists to begin work on the project. In addition, Katie is leading a year-long program of arts activities and civic dialogue in Milton, MA, leading up to our performance of MILTON there next May. In December, PearlDamour will be at the National Performance Network annual meeting.
Hi friends, we are writing this post as we prepare for 4 big events in the next two months. First, after 3 years of prepping and planning, we are finally producing our site-specific spectacle LOST IN THE MEADOW on an 80-acre field at the Longwood Gardens Botanical Conservatory outside Philadelphia. The show was commissioned by Longwood and People’s Light and Theatre, and we are working with a dream team of designers Mimi Lien, Brendan Connelly, and Nick Kourtides…. Right after MEADOW opens we head to Milton-Freewater in Oregon for a site visit for our MILTON project. Along with the city, we just received an NEA Our Town grant to support the project there. From Milton-Freewater we hop up to Seattle where we kick off a year of work with UW drama students, using MILTON as a model to lead them through the creation of their own community-derived pieces. From Seattle we zoom back to New Orleans where we finally get to bring HOW TO BUILD A FOREST back to the city that is the home and inspiration for that piece. Please come find us somewhere along the way!