Evelyn's untimely heart attack leaves her facedown in a bowl of hot tomato soup. In the moments before her death, her mind, body, and spirit are faced with the inevitable, and must navigate the journey to the final curtain.
Photos by Christopher Duggan
Babes In Toyland
Dell'Arte Company Holiday Show Tour December 2013
Toyland has fallen under the reign of greedy Barnaby, who plots to replace handmade toys with his assembly-line junk, and take Mary Contrary for his bride. It's up to Jane and her cast of fairy tale friends to save the day!
Storytelling Project Dell'Arte Spring 2013
An exploration of poetic text, narrative complicité, and imaginative placemaking, inspired by the poetry of Billy Collins and Frank O'Hara.
Photos by Janessa Johnsrude
A Harvest of Stones
Tragedy Project Dell'Arte April 2013
A stubborn farmer sets his will against his barren land, as his wife despairs over the loss of their farm. A mysterious drifter arrives to lend the farmer a hand, and the natural elements of their world bear witness and lament their downfall. An exploration of the dynamics of a tragic narrative, image-based voice work, and choral movement.
Photos by Nels Israelson
Hell To Pay
Adaptation Project Dell'Arte February 2013
In this original adaptation of Shel Silverstein's epic poem The Devil and Billy Markham, a hard-bitten gambler takes a chance on a bet with the Devil himself in hopes of making all of his raunchy dreams come true. But both the Devil and Billy Markham get more than they bargained for, as they juggle dames, demons and dice in a battle for Billy's everlasting soul.
Photos by Jay Sachs
Dell'Arte International Character Project, Fall 2012
Jeannie has the family over for Thanksgiving, and in the holiday chaos her son's hamster Radish gets caught underfoot and stepped on. Jeannie escapes into the backyard for a moment of peace with Radish's remains in this character study vignette.
Photo by Audrey Leclair
Om: An Indian Tale of Good and Evil
Boxtales Theater Company Santa Barbara, CA Fall 2009
In Boxtales Theater Company's original adaptation of the Hindu epic The Ramayana, Rama and his loyal brother Lakshmana must travel to the demon kingdom of Lanka to rescue his beloved wife Sita. On the way, they befriend monkeys, battle demons, and finally confront Ravana, the demon king himself.
Time and the Conways
Theater UCSB Santa Barbara, CA Spring 2009
"Time and the Conways is a British play written by J. B. Priestley in 1937 illustrating J. W. Dunne's Theory of Time through the experience of a moneyed Yorkshire family, the Conways, over a period of nineteen years from 1919 to 1937.
The play works on the level of a universal human tragedy and a powerful portrait of the history of Britain between the Wars. Priestley shows how through a process of complacency and class arrogance, Britain allowed itself to decline and collapse between 1919 and 1937, instead of realizing the availability of immense creative and humanistic potential accessible during the post-war (The Great War) generation."
Into The Woods
Little Red Riding Hood Theater UCSB Spring 2006
Mrs. Cherry Theater UCSB Spring 2008
Arlechinno Theater UCSB Fall 2008
Rita Student Film Project, UCSB Dir. Matthew Palanca