Heroes and Monsters live among us and within us.
Join us this fall to encounter them up close.
Created and performed by Nathaniel Justiniano & Ava Roy
Original Music by Charlie Gurke
beginning at Sunset
Thursday – Sunday, October 9 – November 1
Fort Mason Center Chapel
This work is being developed while in residence at the Lucas Artist Residency Program, Montalvo Arts Center
We Players’ newest production, HEROMONSTER, is being forged!
Performers Ava Roy and Nathaniel Justiniano join forces to create this stunning new work of intensely physical theatre. With an original score by award-winning composer Charlie Gurke, We Players presents a feast of poetry, mythology, and interactive storytelling at the Fort Mason Center Chapel this October, 2015.
The ancient poem Beowulf serves as a provocation, a jumping off point, and as source text. Through rigorous physical and intellectual investigation, we explore and challenge conceptions of heroism and monstrosity, good and evil, light and dark, and how this dynamic lives in all of us. In an explosion of physically and sonically activated text, this daring duo invites us to examine our relationship with these epic archetypes.
Journey into the darkly illuminated forest of HEROMONSTER
Share in the ritual of gathering and breaking bread together
Enjoy sumptuous food and drink at our banquet table
Linger in the dwindling light as the reverberations of image and sound move through you
This entrancing new production is the first phase in a multi-year exploration and development process for We Players. Subsequent phases will include collaborations with the renowned dance theatre company inkBoat and masters in the avant gard music scene, the Rova saxophone quartet. Throughout, multiple translations of the ancient anglo-saxon poem Beowulf serve as our guide.
About the artists: In her sixteen years as the Artistic Director of We Players, Ava Roy has developed a creative process that seamlessly integrates text, artist, and location into an interactive experience that is emotionally, intellectually, and visually provocative. Nathaniel Justiniano is an award winning actor/creator, director, and teacher. Most recently you may have seen him as the Chamberlain and the grotesque Fisherman in Ondine at Sutro or previously in Macbeth at Fort Point or The Odyssey on Angel Island. Nathaniel has co-created and performed in multiple critically-acclaimed productions with his company, Naked Empire Bouffon.
|October 15, 16 & 18||6:30|
|November 1 (clocks change)||5:15|
Alcoholic beverages are passed about this gathering in the mead-hall. Please drink responsibly.