[we needed to do some soulographie summing-up for our fiscal sponsor; sharing here a snapshot of the past year… the song is from a recent maria kizito rehearsal…]
Between Sept 11 and Aug 12 (and some notes, beyond), we pulled together
The Puppet Summit (Hurlin, Shook, Heimstead, O’Brien, Moor workshopping Soulographie material at Brown) – 1/26-1/29/2012
The Soul Central Love Melt – a Soulographie Benefit at the La MaMa Galleria – 4/29/12
A Workshop at Vassar of Burnt Umber and Maria Kizito – 7/17-21/12/2012
Productions in preparation for NY of:
Shape (force/collision, DC)
Hidebound (Heart of the Beast, MN)
Yermedea (October, Sock and Buskin/Brown, PVD; Sleeping Weasel, Boston)
Star (Automata, LA)
Dogsbody (Intersection, SF)
Double Aspect (Sarah Lawrence; in October, ADI, DC)
Thistle (3rd Space, San Diego – remount, November)
Architecture of Great Cathedrals (Dixon Place, NY)
Diamond Dick (Project X, TX)
Cordelia (Theatre of Yugen, SF)
Directors Krzysztof Garbaczewski and Marcin Cecko (as a team) have been developing Every Man Jack of You and Forgiveness in Warsaw; they’ve recently made their way to NY to join us; we’ve been able to bring a total of six actors and musicians over from Uganda in support of Maria Kizito and Dogsbody.
A regular (generally weekly) phone conference with the producing core.
A series of phone conferences with the dramaturgical team.
An artists’ retreat in Minneapolis this past December, looking in particular at puppet dramaturgy and logistics (fundraising, communication).
A designers’ retreat in NY last February (exploring dramaturgical elements of the play, finalizing the cycle convergence design in collaboration with the other productions).
We launched a new website (see www.soulographie.org), and mentored the creation of a number of crowd-sourcing campaigns for individual shows.
We secured a publisher for the series; the book will be released in time for the opening…