Imprint Theatreworks has announced a mini-season for the rest of 2020 that will include online presentations, including a play by Mark Oristano and a musical collaboration between local playwrights and musicians. Below is the complete news release.
Dallas — IMPRINT Theatreworks is pleased to announce a new abbreviated Season rounding out the end of 2020 with a focus on local artists and collaboration.
“2020. Whew, that says it all, doesn’t it?," says Artistic Director Ashley H. White. As we round the corner toward the last quarter of the year, we wanted to find ways to focus on uniting, engaging, and celebrating the incredible artists in DFW who have all been grounded during this pandemic.
As we looked forward, we also looked back, to the original goals of our Third Season (in hindsight, the Season 3 title “HOME” hits a little close to a nerve, now), which aimed to explore what it means to belong, to be seen, heard, and loved by a family - whether blood or chosen.
While doors are shuttered and the entire world is seeking solace and pivoting into this new, mostly virtual normal, we realized we can still reach for that goal.
In seeking an avenue for engaging in this new style of storytelling and seeing how many artists are currently without platforms, we shifted our focus to providing opportunities to DFW artists. As such, we are pleased to be producing two brand new works, a timely and powerful play, and a collaborative new musical, both of which will bend the constructs of storytelling as we look into ways to bridge the gap between stage and online programming.
No matter who you are or where you are in your personal journey, you have a home. You will be seen. You will be heard.
IMPRINT at HOME SEASON
RAISE YOU UP
An Online Revue and Celebration
August 29, 2020
Directed by Ashley H. White
Musical Direction by Vonda K. Bowling Featuring more than 25 local artists
An online revue and variety show celebrating theatre, featuring appearances from more than 25 local and national performers. Join us as we celebrate art and outline what IMPRINT has planned for the rest of 2020! Tickets available now at www.imprinttheatreworks.org.
The Impact of the Gadget on Civilization
By Mark Oristano
September 17 - 26, 2020
Directed by Ashley H. White
Local playwright, actor, and broadcasting veteran Mark Oristano debuts his timely piece that questions morality and humanity through an immersive look inside Einstein’s experiences surrounding the creation of the Atom Bomb. Themes of morality, humanity, and responsibility fill a narrative that’s asks as many questions as it answers, with sharp wit. This piece will be filmed and presented online as a hybrid stage & film project. Tickets available soon.
The Tree — An American Rock Musical
A collaboration written by Michael Federico, Jonathan Norton, Lauren LeBlanc, Cameron Casey, Alle Mims, and Franky Gonzalez; with original music by Veteran Children (Ian Ferguson, Aubrey Ferguson, and Drew Wall) and featuring movement by Danielle Georgiou
October 29 - November 14, 2020
Directed by Tiana Kaye Blair
Music Direction by Ian Ferguson and Aubrey Ferguson
The Tree aims to be an immersive journey across time and emotion re-examining the “gift” of knowledge and the nature of Good and Evil through an innovative and haunting musical narrative, written by six local playwrights, with music by the band Veteran Children, and featuring original movement by Danielle Georgiou. These ten creators will partner to weave a collective experience that shines a light on human nature and what connects us all. This piece will aim to blend an immersive visual experience across both digital and creative outdoor settings. Tickets available soon.