This week at Powerhouse:
JULY 21 - JULY 31, 2016
IN THE POWERHOUSE THEATER
By Sarah DeLappe
Directed by Lila Neugebauer
It’s a Saturday in winter, somewhere in the suburbs, and a high school girls’ soccer team warms up for its indoor game. They stretch in sync – right quad, left quad, lunge – and their conversations spin around and off their turf, far outside the air dome bubble, and back again. Newcomer Sarah DeLappe (winner of the inaugural Relentless Award, in honor of Philip Seymour Hoffman) comes to Powerhouse with this searing black comedy about the privilege and pain of nine American girls who just want to score some goals. Directed by Lila Neugebauer (Wayside Motor Inn, 4000 Miles, Kill Floor).
JULY 30, 2016
Conceived, written, performed and co-directed by Taylor Mac
Along with Music Director Matt Ray, Co-director Niegel Smith, and Costume Designer Machine Dazzle, internationally award-winning artist Taylor Mac brings to Powerhouse this wildly ambitious, multi-year project, which charts the history of popular music in America from the nation’s founding to the present day. Part concert, part ritual, all fabulous, this audacious, subjective history of the past 240 years is told through the music of the times, one decade per hour.
Experience the project’s first 12-hour/12-decade performance cycle: from noon to midnight on July 30, Taylor whirls us from 1836 to 1956, enjoying stops along the way for songs popular during the Underground Railroad, the Oklahoma land rush, World War I, the Harlem Renaissance, and more.
INSIDE LOOK WORKSHOPS
JULY 29 - JULY 31, 2016
IN THE SUSAN STEIN SHIVA THEATER
By Alexa Junge
Based on the novel by Sarah Waters
Directed by Bill Rauch
Pickpocket Sue Tinder partners with a con man to cheat a gullible young heiress out of her fortune. But before long, she’s drawn into a complex web, caught between London’s seedy underworld and its mysterious, stifling upper reaches. By turns squalid, gritty and glamorous, this Dickensian epic brings Sarah Water’s highly-regarded novel to the stage, adapted by writer Alexa Junge (Friends, Grace and Frankie, The West Wing) and directed by Bill Rauch (All The Way).
THE POWERHOUSE TRAINING COMPANY PERFORMANCES
THURSDAYS AT 6PM - JULY 7, 14, 21, 28
Composed & Directed by Max Reuben
Part of “Late Night at the Frances Lehman Loeb Art Center”
Fifteen actors, a live sound designer, and a Soundpainting composer attempt to create a narratively cohesive, emotionally honest story out of thin air. Every show is 100% improvised, leading to a dynamic and ephemeral ensemble performance that can never be repeated.
JULY 24 at 8pm, 25 at 9:30pm
IN THE MUG
by Emily Mendelsohn and Margaret Namulyanga
Directed by Emily Mendelsohn
Two women walk home in their respective cities, San Francisco and Kampala. They get lost. With film, poetic text, and everyday task, The Price of Salt drifts through fragments of memory, record, and city surface as the women arrive at new configurations of strangeness and belonging.