These Theater Projects Explore Life, Death, and Everything In-Between
The future of performing arts looks bright! As part of our 2023 Creative Capital “Wild Futures” Awards, we are supporting fifteen artists this year working on Theater projects exploring death, insomnia, robots, and everything in-between.
Discover the projects below:
The Asclepeion, thematically set within the Ancient Greek healing temples, explores the possibilities of healing, including the values of pseudoscience and shabby shamanism.
|LIZN’BOW: Liz Ferrer & Bow Ty
Novelas de Niñas is an interactive bilingual soap opera set within a quince where music and storytelling explore the intersections of fem, queer, Latinx identity.
Condolence asks who contemporary death and dying practices actually comfort—and how we can lovingly/responsibly release a body into the ecosystem.
|Samar Haddad King
Radio Act is a new musical by Samar Haddad King inspired by the role of independent radio in wartime.
Unsettled Agreements (or Political Constipation) parodies the constipated national discourse of settlement while critically addressing the resulting political condition of irresolvable turmoil that remains between nations and bodies.
Night Keeper is a performance about insomnia as a superpower, rendered in low light with actors, live music, phone-glow choreography, projections, drawings, and audience-made memory maps.
We Are Your Robots is a narrative song cycle in which a band of robots seeks to understand what human beings want from their machines.
A Japanese akiya becomes the setting and main character for 一憶ハウス (Ichi Oku House), an interactive performance that explores loss, memory, and depopulation in rural communities.
|ONEOFUS: Julie Atlas Muz & Mat Fraser
A multigenerational theatrical extravaganza, Sleeping Beauty: She Woke (Panto Project) is the herald of a new form of inclusive, radical American theater redefining how we celebrate the holiday season.
|Joan Osato & Sunhui Chang
“the boiling” is a New Americana theater staged in an evocative world by melding film, CCTV, VR, and holographic effects with theatrical stage and live-camera acting.
The Migration Play Cycle: A New Theatrical Platform is an epic map of a play linking the world’s migration patterns to the daily transactions of our lives, it invites us to imagine a new relationship to human value by first unpacking what we value.
Not Another Deaf Story will be an innovative multimedia theater production, devised and performed in American Sign Language by an ensemble of Deaf actors.