Out Of The Ash
An Immersive Theater Experience
Words by Sylvia Plath
Directed by G.J. Dowding
Performed by Asylos
SHOW DATES: Thursday- Saturday, September 24-26 & Oct 1- 3, 8pm
Join us in the fall at the House of Esther for a marvelous dinner party with a feast the likes of which the Romans would blush at, complete with lust, death, dance, song, a heap of laughs and plenty of delusion. NOTEWORTHY: YOU WILL BE OFFERED FOOD AND DRINK (BOOZY, MOSTLY) BY THE PERFORMERS THROUGHOUT THE SHOW......Bring your curiosity along with you.
"Out Of The Ash" is devised from the timeless text of Sylvia Plath, an extraordinarily progressive thinker, from her novel "The Bell Jar", her poetry, her short stories, namely "Mothers", her letters and her journals. "Out Of The Ash" is a multi-media immersive theater experience that puts a harsh and glaring lense on domesticity and traditional gender roles. Five women occupy the House of Esther and inhabit the personas of mythology idols such as The Fates, Medusa, Isis, Mary Magdalene and Lady MacBeth. Sylvia Plath, the lavender sea goddess, reigns supreme over these marionettes. Each character is brought to life by Sylvia to act out a monotonous daily story around the dinner table, sometimes invoking the spirit of Sylvia herself as well as her mother and father, her husband and his misstress. Out Of The Ash invites the audience to tour the House of Esther with these five women and to stick around for a four course meal, complete with cocktail hour, sausages and dough bread.
Playwright/Costume/Set Designer: G.J. Dowding
Immersion Directors: G.J. Dowding and Bo Frazier
Sound Designer: Felix and the Future
Lighting Designer: Jonathan Cottle
Performed by Teresa Braun, Elisa Marti, Amanda Rothman Virginia Rupert and Yael Shavitt
Formerly produced with Dixon Place at the HOT! Festival (July 2015)
Asylos is a theater collective that creates devised, immersive performance that directly engages the audience into the work. The Asylos ensemble explores collaborative development throught poetry, prose and highly engaged movement.
The current members of the ensemble, led by artistic director, G.J. Dowding, include: Teresa Braun, Elisa Marti, Amanda Rothman, Virginia Rupert and Yael Shavitt.
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