Breaking Ground, Theater Emory’s annual series of works in development, returns to the Schwartz Theater Lab June 20-July 11, 2015. All events are free and open to the public.
Saturday, June 20, 2 p.m.
Untitled Clown Piece
Caitlin Reeves and Emma Yarbrough
Caitlin and Emma will work with Maia Knispel to begin exploring clown alter egos for an upcoming, autobiographical duo performance.
Sunday, June 21, 7 p.m.
A multimedia adaptation of Shakespeare’s The Tempest. Callosum Collective will use Breaking Ground as a jumping off point for the production; mostly focusing on the text and the larger ideas for the production: will it be interactive, how will the text be adapted, and what role will music and video play in the production?
Saturday and Sunday, June 27-28, 6 p.m.
“Shaking the Wind”
Minka Wiltz, Tom W. Jones II, and Addae Moon
A one woman telling of Minka’s life living as the child of a pharmacist turned street preacher in Atlanta, Ga and the first installment of a larger piece chronicling her life. Shaking the Wind opens up questions Minka has about secrets and mystery in her family past which may have affected her mother’s perception of faith and reality.
Sunday, June 28, 2 p.m.
David Crowe and Patricia Henritze
Inside Voice reimagines the lives of women in history, science, politics and fiction creating a dynamic theatrical event. David and Patricia are inviting a wide range of artists to collaborate with other artists in new ways while exploring diverse stories of women viewed through a modern lens.
Sunday, July 5, 7:30 p.m.
A Night of Twisted Tales
*SPECIAL TICKETED EVENT*
regular $15; student $10
The Weird Sisters Theatre Project
An evening of short plays where fairy tales collide with the modern female. Featuring both emerging Atlanta writers and nationally recognized playwrights including Lauren Gunderson, Deborah Laufer, Wendy MacLeod, Anna Ziegler, Daryl Fazio, and many more.
Monday, July 6, 7 p.m.
The Three Lives of Derreck Kayongo
Patricia Henritze, Matt Huff, Derreck Kayongo
From Uganda to Kenya to America, The Three Lives of Derreck Kayongo takes us on an incredible journey of transformation. In this inspiring story, we travel with Derreck through his childhood in war-torn Africa and walk with him on his path from homeless refugee to successful entrepreneur.
Tuesday, July 7, 7:30 p.m.
The White Whale
Jeffrey Allen Sneed and Julia Weeks
Jo, a graduate student, follows her fellow student James to a secluded jetty in New England where she watches him play out the subject of his thesis: American Whalers. What seems like a lighthearted game of whalers and pirates takes a quick turn when Jo realizes the thing James was setting off to sea to escape wasn’t a boring, whaleless life, but her.
Saturday, July 11, beginning at 12 p.m. (all day event)
Johnny Drago, Daryl Fazio, Edith Freni, and Michael Winn
Inspired by Paula Vogel’s playwriting “Bake-Off” process, 4:48 is a creative sprint to the finish. Atlanta-based playwrights Johnny Drago, Daryl Fazio, Michael Winn and Emory University Playwriting Fellow, Edith Freni, will lock themselves away for two-days of furious writing, at the end of which they’ll have four brand new plays all based around the same source material. After a swift workshop process, all of the material will be presented to the public in a full day presentation.