When it is safe for us to gather again, we will once again perform our shows in theaters, schools, community centers and outdoor festivals. But for now, we are working creatively from our homes to keep offering art to uplift, challenge, delight, and confront this world-changing moment. Scroll down to see what we’re up to!
A Multi-Media Video Project
“But you, children of space, you restless in rest, you shall not be trapped nor tamed . . . ” – “On Houses,” The Prophet, Kahlil Gibran
Based on chapters from poet Kahlil Gibran’s beloved book, The Prophet, we will be working with visual artists, composers, and actor-narrators to create and release a series of “video-poems.” Released at intervals through out 2021, these videos will range from meditative, to playful, to rebellious, to fortifying.
Lucy and the Thoughts:
A Video Play
Have you ever had a “thinking meditation”? You know, where you’re supposed to be blissed out and silent, but instead your thoughts are like, “Hello, welcome, let us discuss everything ever!” Well, Lucy (our protagonist) certainly has. And she’s about ready to do battle with her (talkative, mustache-wearing) thoughts.
An original play-turned-video project, Lucy and the Thoughts is a funny, heart-felt, and sharp look at the inner battles of a meditator who is ready for the ‘next phase’.
The past year has changed the world we knew. These times have meant a mixture of quiet and urgency, introspection and risk. We don’t know exactly how theatre will re-emerge, but we do know our role as artists remains: to bring you moments of beauty, surprise, truth. ‘TEV Moments’ is one way we are doing that. We’ll be periodically releasing short video “moments” – art, interviews, reflections – to keep connected as we walk into the unknown.
Lee and the Tallest Tree
Lee the Squirrel is not cute. Or cuddly. Or adorable. She lives in a trash can and she’s totally fine with it. But one day, she gets whisked away to a new world of green trees, fresh air and forest creatures. And to be honest, it’s kinda freaking her out . . .
Presented with Brazilian folk music, story-telling, and puppetry, Lee and the Tallest Tree is a 30-minute, 2-performer play about transformation. Simple objects transform into characters. Musical instruments become their voices. Can Lee transform her tough-talk into real courage – and open her heart?
A Map in the Dark
“When I found I had crossed that line, I looked at my hands to see if I was the same person. There was such a glory over everything; the sun came like gold through the trees, and over the fields, and I felt like I was in Heaven.” — Harriet Tubman
Using shadow puppetry, song, and story-telling, A Map in the Dark tells the story of Harriet Tubman, the American heroine who risked her life to rescue herself and hundreds of others from slavery. Through the eyes of Alice, a modern teenager; the eyes of the people she helped rescue; and Harriet herself, A Map in the Dark tells a story of friendship, grief, and extraordinary courage.