Sounding at HERE opens Feb 17
HERE proudly brings to life Sounding, a new seven-character multi-media play driven by original text and lyrics, along with cinematic video and a unique soundscape influenced by the music of Patti Smith, Bartok and Portishead. Written by Jennifer Gibbs and directed by Kristin Marting, this production runs Wednesday, February 17 – Saturday, March 13 on HERE’s MainStage.
Sounding follows the story of Leda, a former New York City art-rock goddess who now finds herself in a very different life as the wife of a Cape Cod psychiatrist. Despite Leda’s departure from her days as a performer, a Dionysian musician from her past, The Stranger, refuses to release her. While Leda mourns the death of her infant child, she confronts the chaos and outsized desire that The Stranger brings over the course of one wild weekend where ex-lovers collide and realign at an astounding rate. Against a backdrop of both longing and loss, Soundingis a dramatic and darkly humorous exploration of the transforming power of grief.
Although a new original work, Sounding draws inspiration from Ibsen’s Lady From The Sea, notably its structure and characters. Writer Jennifer Gibbs explores Ibsen’s structural methodology as a model, unfolding narrative and character at a rate that creates a quirky suspense. Sounding was honored with the 2009 Collaboration Award from the New York Coalition of Professional Women in the Arts & Media and received a 2009 MAP grant.
Written by Jennifer Gibbs Directed by Kristin Marting
Featuring Bessie Award-winning Okwui Okpokwasili as Leda
and an ensemble cast featuring Todd d’Amour, Ana Kayne, Irene Longshore, Rudy Mungaray, Michael Pemberton, Stephen Reyes
Video Tal Yarden Music Kamala Sankaram Set Nick Vaughan Light Rie Ono Seo CostumesElizabeth Bourgeois Sound Jane Shaw Technical Direction Nate Lemoine Stage ManagementEmily Rea Casting Judy Bowman
Wed-Sat 8:30pm |
Tickets at HERE.ORG | 212.352.3101
145 Sixth Ave | Entrance on Dominick St, 1 block south of spring|