Step One: 12/22/2015 – Baltimore, MD
Around the table were people whose family or personal history found them arriving from Barbados, Belgium, Italy, Haiti, Russia, Jamaica, Poland, China to name a few of the countries represented by the strangers who gathered to share their talents, thoughts and backgrounds. We ended the year on a note of hope, high intellectual sharing and deep connectivity and for that it was an inspiring first step of the path ahead for this project. The experimentation of presenting theatre at the most intimate level – where we gather to eat – and the sacredness of the table is inspired by our Artistic Director’s Jewish background where she draws from the Passover meal and the Seder, the Hagaddah (the “order” and the “telling”). This will be the foundation for our process.
Thank you to Case[werks] for the use of the space, Susan McCully for her wonderful meal, Claudio Cagnola for his photography, Lori Ruebling for her producing and all participants including: Prince, Sydney Pope, Brittany Harris, Sierra Wise, Johan Lowie, Samir Taylor, Ingrid Bauttemans, Cori Daniel, Zoia Jenkins, Tavia La Follette, Alan Kreizenbeck and Heidi Nelson.