Almost exactly one year after the first Maiden Voyage workshop with Collective Unconscious Performance, Sofia returned to SpringHouse Ministry Center in Uptown to workshop a nearly final draft of the script. One year ago, the piece didn’t have a title, playwright, or cast. It was a bunch of women and non-binary folks running around a sanctuary shouting “Ahoy!” and turning old puppets into little glimmers of characters.
Left: Victoria Pyan and Mickaylee Shaughnessy; Right: Morgen Chang and Addision Sharpe
From those devising sessions, Sofia collected video that was passed off to Rachel. Over the next several months, Rachel turned those silly moments into a rollicking nautical adventure that had everyone laughing!
In both photos: Sulia Altenberg, Sofia Lindgren Galloway, Kelly Huang, Erika Kuhn, Ari Newman, Libby Porter, Victoria Pyan, Rachel Teagle, Mickaylee Shaughnessy, and Maria Signorelli
Now, a week later, we are pleased to say that we have a play! Rachel is putting the final touches on the script as we write this. The final draft also means we get to announce the incredible cast for this adventure!
Pictured from left to right. Row 1: Sulia Altenberg, Yvonne Freese, Kelly Huang; Row 2: Erika Kuhn, Sarah Modena, Ari Newman
And, lucky us, we can also announce a few members of the production team.
Pictured from left to right. Row 1: Ryan Lee - Live Music and Sound, E.W. Porter - Costumes, Eva Adderley - Puppets; Row 2: Rachel Teagle - Playwright, Sofia Lindgren Galloway - Director & Co-Producer, David Hanzal - Dramaturg & Co-Producer
Rachel’s play is funny and exciting. The cast is goofy and fierce. The production team is innovative and dedicated. We couldn’t be more thrilled to jump into this project. Thank you to everyone for your support thus far.
Next up, Into the Darkness. Rehearsals begin in just a couple of weeks! Seating is limited so get your tickets soon.
Pictured: Anna Hashizume
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