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The Powerhouse Training Company Performances

Virginia Woolf’s Mrs. Dalloway

July 15, 16, 17

In the Environmental Cooperative at the Vassar Barns

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.

The Taming of the Shrew

July 22, 23, 24

In the Environmental Cooperative at the Vassar Barns

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.

Soundpainting: This is All Very True

Thursdays at 6pm - July 7, 14, 21, 28

In the Frances Lehman Loeb Art Center

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.

The Price of Salt

July 24, 25

In the The Mug in the College Center

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.