Raskolnikov (Tyler Polumsky) Murders Lizaveta (Annie Paladino) (Rehearsal Photo by Joseph Lavy)
Mark your calendars!
Friends, supporters, and media folks, we are very excited to announce that 730 Steps, (an original adaptation of Dostoevsky’s Crime and Punishment), will have its premiere run of performances
July 14 – 29, 2017!
In a move which we expect will once again defy preconceptions, 730 Steps will be produced in the Isaac Studio Theatre at Taproot Theatre Company, marking the first time since 2004 that APL has produced a full-scale work in a traditional theatre space.
Our work has always been developed with sensitivity to the relationship between the performance art and the specific architecture it inhabits. Over our history, we have developed an approach to creation that we consider “site responsive;” creating work that is at once both very specifically detailed in its performance score, and flexible enough in execution to interact organically with each unique space we perform in.
Over the years, we have produced in a Beacon Hill historical estate house, the Volunteer Park Water Tower, a church sanctuary in Ballard, and the basement of our own home. We have also produced in the On the Boards Studio, CHAC, Freehold and The Chamber Theatres (once upon a time in the Oddfellows Building), and Theatre4 at the Center House Armory.
730 Steps is developing into a very theatrical piece and we’re thrilled to have been invited into Taproot’s beautiful Isaac Studio Theatre to bring it to you!
Wherever we perform, rest assured the artistic principles, vision, and commitment to austerity and intimacy that define our work as uniquely APL will continue to guide us without compromise.
So, mark your calendars!
(based on Crime and Punishment by FM Dostoevsky)
Produced by Akropolis Performance Lab
July 14 – 29, 2017
Isaac Studio Theatre
Greenwood, Seattle WA
We are so proud to share this performance review of The Glas Nocturne, which is published in the current issue (68.1) of Theatre Journal!
Thank you to Jeanmarie Higgins and #theatrejournal for venturing out to our corner of the country and giving APL’s work critical consideration as part of the international theatre conversation.
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.”
READ THE REVIEW FREE ON ACADEMIA.EDU
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.
Omer Fast, 5000 Feet Is the Best, 2011, digital film stills © Omer Fast
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 & Ash | On the Boards Open Studio | Feb. 8, 3:30 PM.
The fullest manifestation to date of APL’s Theatre of Polyphony, Pomegranate & Ash premieres at On the Boards in the Open Studio on Sunday, February 8, at 3:30pm.
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.
Learn more about Pomegranate & Ash and APL’s Theatre of Polyphony.
Jeanne is Visited by an Apparition (Brynna Jourden & Andy Clawson)| Jeanne the Maid 2003 | Photo: Zhenya Lavy
Akropolis Performance Lab is issuing a call for performers.
We intend to expand our ensemble by one or two actors.
Join us October 26, 2014, for a rare company audition. The opportunity is open to anyone for whom our mission and artistic ethos resonate, but it does require registration (no fee).
Learn more and register here.