This summer, Red Tape Theatre is proud to showcase three devised pieces as part of our annual Fresh Eyes Project. The public presentations (open rehearsals) will be on Saturday, July 21st at Red Tape Theatre between 12pm and 5pm.
To reserve seats to the presentations, please email Red Tape’s Associate Artistic Director and Co-Producer of Fresh Eyes, John Rooney, at firstname.lastname@example.org. For more information on each of the pieces and the times of their performances, please look below.
Phenomenon Project (12pm)
A performative investigation of science, faith, and the universe through structural, temporal, and spatial experimentation.
Director: Lindsey Barlag
Dramaturgs: Libby Hladik (Ford) and Erika Schmidt
Choreographer: Kristyn Hegner
Devisors: Chris Acevedo, Carrie Drapac, Amanda Jane Dunne, Mac Gerber, Pat King, Annie Perry, Sergio Soltero, and Megan Tabaque
Off the Spectrum (1:30pm)
Off the Spectrum attempts to explain the complexities of autism spectrum disorders by investigating the science and theories of how the autistic mind works, and exploring the emotional ups and downs of having a loved one that is autistic. In developing this work, devisors will make use of traditional theatrical devises as well as audience interactive elements to develop an honest and heartfelt picture of life with autism. Audiences and performers will leave the production with a greater empathy for this ever-expanding group of people within our human community, with the ultimate goal being ultimate awareness, understanding and compassion.
Director: Elizabeth Lovelady
Playwright: Makena Levine
Dramaturg: Michael Manocchio
Devisors: Lauren Bourke, Paulette Hicks, Laura Matthews, Johnard Washington, Jayme Wojciechowski
In the summer of 1916, a series of freakish and fatal shark attacks plagued the Jersey Shore. Further inland, a polio epidemic plagued the urban epicenter of Philadelphia. Matawan interweaves terrifying history with theatricality to examine our collective national fear through these two events.
Playwright: Daniel Caffrey
Director: Allison Shoemaker
Production Designer: Casey Bentley
Dramaturg: Jessica Reese
Devisors: Dan Chlebanowski, Josh Davis, Hilary Hensler, Brian Hurst, Elise Mayfield, Kevin Murray, Susan Myburg, Derek Van Barham, Christine Vrem