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Monday, October 7, 2019

Serious Play Theatre Ensemble Announces Public Open Rehearsals for Moving Water Project-Wading In


WHAT: Public Open Rehearsals for Moving Water Project-Wading In
                 Presented by Serious Play Theatre Ensemble
WHEN: October 25 and 26 6-7pm
WHERE: Workroom Space APE@Hawley - 33 Hawley St, Northampton MA.

Serious Play Theatre Ensemble presents -CONVERSATIONS FOR OUR TIMES PUBLIC OPEN REHEARSALS of PHASE TWO of NEW DEVISED MOVING WATER THEATRE PROJECT- WADING IN

This time, water conditions, sound and movement, intertwine with some newly conceived
characters and dialogue by playwright Eric Henry Sanders in collaboration with Serious Play director Sheryl Stoodley and ensemble actors: Gabriel CiFuentes, Kermit Dunkelberg, Abuzar Farrukh, Ximena Salmeron, Elizabeth Solomon, and Will Swyers.

VERY LIMITED SPACE- SIGN UP NOW call 413-588-7439 or email: seriousplaytheatre@gmail.com

Requesting a $15 donation at the door –cash or check- Toward furthering the development of this important and timely new work! An innovative hour of theatrical experimentation. We invite anyone 14yrs. and older to come and contribute to a theatre piece “in the process of becoming”.

GOING FORWARD…
MOVING WATER will consist of three stories, past, present, and future, that play out in overlapping and intertwining relation to one another. The symbolic centerpiece of the work concerns water scarcity and insecurity, and tells the stories of a scientist’s quest to discover the hidden source of cholera, several storm-tossed survivors of a flood, and an international waystation where exiles are hoping to migrate to safer harbors. Through highly visual staging, movement, music, and video, this poetic, absurdist, and surprisingly funny work will carry audiences into a deeper appreciation for and understanding of our fragile world.

Serious Play Theatre Ensemble is based in Northampton, where it was founded over 25 years ago. The company works to create a dynamic integration of movement and text, and has a history of engagement with ensemble-created new work that is informed by contemporary issues. Productions have toured to NYC and Boston, and to Athens, London, and Edinburgh, and to the JoakimInterFest in Kragujevac, Serbia, where its production of the politically charged Milosevic at the Hague won an award for "dramatic innovation and theatrical boldness". Serious Play is a member of NET, the Network of Ensemble Theaters, and is an artist associate with APE, a member of the Northampton Community Arts Trust.


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