From the author: “What started as a quick trip to Seattle to see some friends and some theatre turned into a Theatre Journal performance review of Joseph and Zhenya Lavy’s The Glas Nocturne. I love writing about Akropolis Performance Lab; the work is always virtuosic, irrefutable, and strangely joyful.”
Yesterday we premiered Pomegranate & Ash: An Experiment in Theatre of Polyphony in On the Boards’ Open Studio #6 — and today OTB has confirmed that we are the first group to fully pack the house!
Here’s a sampling of audience responses:
- “The ensemble was so tight. Precise and tuned into each other.”
- “The music was amazing!”
- “Their dance [Dance of Seduction by Sara Kaus and Trevor Young Marston] was really powerful!”
- “The girl’s [Catherine Lavy] song made me cry!”
- “It’s hard to believe you’ve only been working together as an ensemble for three months!”
- “Very moving. Even though there was no story, the imagery and the way you layered everything together was striking.”
- “It was refreshing to see a performance that was truly interdisciplinary!”
Were you there? We’d love to get your feedback, too! Please email us or comment below.
Thank you to On the Boards for organizing this event.
Pomegranate & Ash continues to evolve. Look for additional showing announcements through this Spring and Summer.
The cast for January 25th’s New Year New Play reading of Stacy D. Flood’s The Pleasure & Sorrow of Your Company has been finalized.
We are excited to announce that APL Company Members and apprentices will be joined by local talents Natural Israel, Samara Lerman, and Paul Budraitis in giving voice to Flood’s examination of warfare in the drone age.
The event is wrapped in lively conversation; generous and careful discussion of the play; great food; and ample opportunities to network with artists, intellectuals, and enthusiasts.
Learn more about the play, view the complete casting, and RSVP on the Salon page.
Pomegranate and Ash takes TS Eliot’s Ash Wednesday, Monteverdi madrigals, the Hymn of Demeter, music from the Shaker tradition, and each performer’s personal biography as source material for an original performance rooted in themes of separation, loss, and reunification.
The entire ensemble performs in this piece, including all our new Artistic Associates and Apprentices.
Admission to Open Studio is by donation only: $5 suggested.