Inspired by the myth of Orpheus and Eurydice in the Underworld, The Orpheus Variations tells the story of Orpheus, a grief-stricken musician, who goes on a journey through the sights and sounds of his memories in search of his vanished wife. The project collides live storytelling, live radio play, and live film vocabularies in a deconstruction of creative process.
Cast members include Jessica Annunziata, Jen Browne, Stephen Conroy, Amanda Dieli, Sarah Isaacson, Meghan E. Kennedy, Robert Kitchens, and Peter Van Hyning.
From Director Adam J. Thompson
"The Orpheus Variations uses live sound and live video to explore both the relationships between our experiences and our memories and between creative process and creative product. We create a relationship between the live performance - the construction of things - as the experience, which is messy with things happening all over the place and without grand narrative, and the film as the memory in which all the fragments are pulled together and framed as a cohesive whole. I'm really delighted to share this particular project at HERE, which is world-renowned for supporting visually engaging hybrid performance."
About the Company: The Deconstructive Theatre Project
The Deconstructive Theatre Project is a seven-year-old not-for-profit ensemble performance laboratory that exists to devise and premiere new multidisciplinary work. The company is dedicated to producing performances that experiment with the relationships between theatrical vocabularies, content, and form, and to providing broad community access to its process and productions. Since 2011, the company has worked primarily at the intersections of performance, neuroscience, and interactive technology. The Deconstructive Theatre Project operates a trio of interrelated programs: devised performances; integrated theatre in education in residence at Williamsburg Collegiate Charter School; and dtpE - The Deconstructive Theatre Project EXPERIENCE, a unique annual series of social and cultural events designed to involve local audiences in the creative and community-building process.
Thursdays - Saturdays @ 8:30pm
Saturdays & Sundays @ 4pm
Theater: Here Arts Center
Address: 145 Avenue of the Americas
New York, NY 10013
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