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Only Child Aerial Theatre’s ASYLUM at NYU Skirball March 3 - Submitted by Kendall Rileigh
March 3, 2017 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Only Child Aerial Theatre’s NYC premiere of ASYLUM is part of Circus Now’s International Contemporary Circus Exposure on March 3, 2017 at 8pm at NYU Skirball. ASYLUM is one of 5 international companies selected this year, and Only Child Aerial Theatre is the first NY-based company ever selected for the festival. This show is rare in the circus theatre world in that it is produced, written, directed, and composed by females and features a predominantly female cast.
ASYLUM Trailer: https://vimeo.com/197305638
asylum (noun) əˈ-sīl-əm
1. a place of retreat and security: SANCTUARY, SHELTER, REFUGE
2. an institution for the care of the destitute or sick and especially the insane: MADHOUSE, BEDLAM, INSTITUTION
Described as “extremely imaginative” (Raleigh News & Observer) and “haunting” (Independent Weekly), Only Child Aerial Theatre’s ASYLUM unearths the forgotten lives of patients and employees in a state mental institution that was shuttered in the 1970s. Six multi-skilled performers balance poetic storytelling with aerial acrobatics, live music, projection, and shadow work. An original song written for the show by Grammy nominee Sophie B. Hawkins echoes throughout this heightened theatrical world.
Story by Kendall Rileigh & Nicki Miller
Director: Nicki Miller
Original Song: Sophie B. Hawkins
Production Stage Manager: Bill Carlton
Choreographed by the performers
Primary Composer: Walken Schweigert
Costume Designer: Jan Chambers
Lighting Designer: John Wilder
Sound Designer: Laura Sisskin Fernandez
Projection Designer: Jesse Garrison
Creative Collaborators: Craig Whitehouse, Rowen Haigh, Mikaela Saccoccio
Cast: Sloan Bradford, Nicki Miller, Deon Releford-Lee, Kendall Rileigh, Shannon Spicer and Samantha Sterman
(Our performance is March 3 only.)