PECULIAR WORKS PROJECT is exploring opportunities to present this original play in venues beyond New York City. The show is available for 2-4 nights plus one day for load-in and technical rehearsal. The production is well-suited to post-show talkbacks and all team members will be availble to participate in discussions with local art history scholars or performance experts.
Peculiar Works Project's production of
premiered in March 2015 with site-specific production at the Merchant's Square Building, 40 Worth Street, NYC.
The creative impulse breathes life into two middle-aged sisters as they bring avant-garde performance to the rural plains of Texas. The action takes place in the 1920s: the younger sister, Ada, has dutifully stayed home to care for their parents while the elder, Dalia, has lived abroad and pursued a life as an artist. After many years apart, they are thrust together again when a terminal illness forces Dalia to return home to Floydada and Ada must care for her. Unwilling to sit idle and wait to die, Dalia convinces Ada that they can create a cabaret theater in town and perform their original work for their neighbors. The action of the play shifts between their domestic lives and their original Dada-inspired performances.
Written by BARRY ROWELL
Performed by CATHERINE PORTER* & NOMI TICHMAN
Original Music SETH BEDFORD
Keyboards & Percussion YOONMI LEE
Projection Design LIANNE ARNOLD
Lighting Design DAVID CASTANEDA
Set & Prop Design CASEY McLAIN
Costume Design BRYEN SHANNON
Choreography KRIOTA WILLBERG
Projection Puppeteer LEILA GHAZANI*
Production Stage Manager HEATHER OLMSTEAD*
Producers RALPH LEWIS, CATHERINE PORTER & BARRY ROWELL
Directed by DAVID VINING
* member, Actor's Equity Association