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Polaroid Stories

May 12-22, 2022: A spellbinding tale of young people pushed to society's fringe, Naomi lizuka's Polaroid Stories blends classical mythology and real life stories told by street kids whose lives are continually threatened, devalued and effaced. Inspired in part by Ovid's Metamorphoses, Polaroid Stories is set in a gritty, urban-industrial no-man's land where runaways seek camaraderie, refuge and escape. Informed by interviews with actual homeless youth, Polaroid Stories conveys a whirlwind of psychic disturbance, confusion and longing. Like their mythic counterparts, these modem-day mortals are engulfed by needs that burn and consume. Their language mixes poetry and profanity, imbuing the play with lyricism and great theatrical force.

THE CAST:

  • D: Victor Frausto

  • Echo: Deiatra Mizell

  • Eurydice: Taylor Holder

  • G: Daniel Pett
  • Narcissus: Aaron Rife

  • Orpheus: Kendrick Denose

  • Persephone: Marlene Ramirez

  • Philomel: Mikalea Murkett

  • Skinhead Boy: Andrew Sirko

  • Skinhead Girl: Polina Vasylenko

  • Understudy: Sarah Fanous

 

Written by Naomi Iizuka

Directed by Melissa Chalsma