Red Thread Theater's new play, Facing the Minotaur, weaves together real life journeys of courageous self-confrontation by ensemble members DR Mann Hanson, Quai Nystrom and Kimberly Shelby-Szyszko. Julie Rosier directs an ensemble of six in a play framed by the Greek myth of Theseus, a young Athenian who braves the labyrinth to slay the man-eating minotaur at its center, relying only on a magical red thread to guide him back to freedom once the heroic deed is done. The multi-plot narrative unfurls as three storytellers descend into the twisting maze of lived experience to face the shadowy creatures that dwell at the core of consciousness. One protagonist searches for the antidote to her "toxic" voice while battling her aging ovaries. Another pushes boundaries by revisiting an interrupted childhood. The third struggles to reconcile authentic sexual expression with fervent religious strivings. After these modern-day heroes have faced their minotaurs will the red thread, a timeless and unbreakable bond of common human experience, reveal itself in time to lead them to a triumphant return?
About the Company: Red Thread Theater
Red Thread Theater provides an artistic home for small performance ensembles to create theater out of lived experience, weaving personal narrative into minimalist multi-plot productions. The intention of this devised theater process is to spur healing, connection and transformation on the individual, community and social level.
Cast: Kate Dickinson, Dr Mann Hanson, Evelyn Holley, Christina Neubrand, Quai Nystrom, Kimberly Shelby-Szyszko
Friday, June 3rd, 8pm
Saturday, June 4th, 8pm
Theater: Spoon Theater
Address: 38 West 38th Street
New York, NY 10018
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