“A handshake in a corridor,” is the phrase John Moletress used to describe the genesis of Jarman (all this maddening beauty). Described as “a premiere work-in-progress performance,” the piece can be seen at Atlas Performing Arts Center through Sunday, Apr. 27.
First look at new musical by Dane Edidi, Monday night, Aug 5
Dane Figueroa Edidi, who gave a memorable performance in force/collision’s production of Shape last year, is about to unveil her musical, Roaring: the Musical, written with Andrew Morrissey this Monday, August 5, 8pm at Takoma Station Tavern.
Trust Me, in development, takes notes from the audience
“Find an ending, please.” No, this is not what was asked of the audience on Saturday night at Shear Madness, one of those (otherwise quite conventional) plays at which the ending is determined by an audience vote. These words were spoken a bit down river from that production, and during a performance occupying a quite […]
Sometimes a theatrical experience can be a stumbling in the dark, searching for a light, rolling on a night’s restless sea, grabbing onto inchoate mumblings to become moored. Such is the work, Shape, of Erik Ehn as performed by force/collision.
Shape, Erik Ehn world premiere, reveals forgotten black vaudevillians
Actors portraying real-life figures will often pick up a history book to research their roles. But the homework hasn’t been easy for actors Frank Britton and Dane Figueroa Edidi. The characters they play in Erik Ehn’s new drama Shape — African-American entertainers Billy and Cordelia McClain, respectively — were very real. But although the husband-and-wife […]
The Nautical Yards
Space is both an inspiration and one that provides parameters to force/collision, a collective of multi-disciplinary artists. The found space of The Yards Park Canal creates a fitting backdrop and also character, one which “speaks” about war and the sea, separation and loss in the company’s newest dance-movement-theatre work, The Nautical Yards.