circles of light

by dr. temi (brodkey) rose

performances: June 27 & 28 2003

ENSEMBLE STUDIO THEATRE

549 WEST 52ND STREET - STUDIO THEATRE - 6th FLOOR

CAST

Lilly --------Alison Saltz

Michael -------------Craig Rising

Barbara ------------ Marina Lutz

Marianne ----------- Michele Fulves

Joshua ------------ Lloyd Goodman

Art History Professor --------- Joel Baird

Performance Artist -------Elena Bayrock

lighting designer: geoffrey dunbar

fight choreographer: meron langsner

Circles of Light takes place during Halloween, 2001 - Halloween celebrates the end of summer and the return to the dark. Halloween is the Celtic New Year, the dark twin of Beltane (May Day). A time for ghost stories, tarot card readings and scrying. A time when the veil between the world of the living and the world of the dead is permeable, and the cyclicity of time is a tangible reality.

Circles of Light is the first of a trilogy of plays: Topography. Topography #2: Shadow Tag. Topography #3: Sympathetic Resonance. These plays all concern male/female roles and relationships in their extremes. The plays are highly stylized though the style is hard to categorize, a combination of surrealist, impressionist, feminist, and romantic-idealist.

click here for a pdf of the script

pictures of rehearsal 5/24/03

pictures of rehearsal 5/31/03

pictures of rehearsal 6/7/03

pictures of rehearsal 6/14/03

pictures of rehearsal 6/19/03

backstage last performance, june 28th, 2003