The Powerhouse Training Company Performances
July 15, 16, 17
Adapted & Directed by Mark William Lindberg
Virginia Woolf's Mrs. Dalloway juxtaposes the life of socialite Clarissa Dalloway the day she is giving an important party with the life of traumatized WWI veteran Septimus Warren Smith the day he is driven to suicide. Written in the early 1920s during the aftermath of WWI, Woolf's prescient novel explores privilege, queerness, and what we would now call PTSD but was known at the time as "shell shock." In this world premiere adaptation by queer fiction author Mark William Lindberg, Woolf's gorgeous and pointed text flows from a chorus of 15 young actors from The Training Company.
In the event of inclement weather, the performance will be presented onsite, inside the newly revovated barn.
July 22, 23, 24
By William Shakespeare
Adapted & Directed by Andrew Willis-Woodward
When Shakespeare's The Taming of the Shrew is re-imagined as a music-infused vaudevillian romp, who is really being "tamed," and from whose perspective? Is it the "wild" Kate, or the "mad" Petruchio? Or both? Or is it the drunken Christopher Sly, for whom Kate and Petruchio's story is being performed? In a unique adaptation of the classic text, The Training Company explore these questions and more.
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, 25
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.