A highly theatrical, challenging and complex look at the price of power in women’s lives throughout history.
VENUS is based on the true life of Saartje Baartman, a woman lured from her South African home with the promise of “making a mint” as a dancer. She was then sold into a London freak show and exhibited to a voracious public, fascinated by her anatomy, especially her large posterior.
This evocative weaving of music, movement and theatre, based on the Finnish epic known as the Kalevala, explored questions of self definition, and the relationship between societal demands and individual truths. Co-presented by the?Guthrie, Walker Art Center and Frank.
A company generated adaptation of Euripides’ THE TROJAN WOMEN and HECUBA, featuring an original blues-based score composed by Marya Hart. Set on the eve of the fall of the city of Troy, THE WOMEN OF TROY retells the stories provided in Euripides’ THE TROJAN WOMEN and HECUBA. THE WOMEN OF TROY explores the impact of […]
A riff on Nathaniel Hawthorne’s novel THE SCARLET LETTER. In Parks’ highly imaginative, idiosyncratic version, Hester bears a branded “A” on her chest, which, according to the law, must be visible at all times as punishment for her crime of being the mother of a son who steals food. When her son was sent to […]
A compelling and gritty story of a family’s attempts to deal with the unplanned pregnancy of their adolescent retarded daughter.
A hole has been ripped into the heart of a community with the murder of a young gay man, which remains unsolved six weeks later. A swirl of mystery and spirits, the piece tracks the journey of the disparate characters who loved the missing one as they move towards healing their heartbreak.
Linked by the themes of brides and weddings, THE CHEKHOV PROJECT features three short works portraying Chekhov’s objective and irreverent observations of the institution of marriage.
A fascinating and layered work populated with hags, fairies, ogresses, and princesses wrestling with curses. It is a delightful and sometimes naughty epic, which looks at issues of gender and power as it examines how we use stories to control our own lives.
Set in a world and a time not clearly divided between the living and the dead, where spirits, rituals, and cigars are the stuff of life and death, ALCHEMY OF DESIRE/DEAD-MAN’S BLUES is a poetic journey to the place where desire meets memory, love and loss. Also, LATE NIGHT DESIRE, DEAD-MAN’S CABARET, a rotating late-night […]