Photos by Lauren Sudbrink
Mythologies, Hamiln Park Fieldhouse, 2012
A Poem by David Lehman
Directed for Performance by Erica Barnes
We need new myths. Our old heroes are too unattainable, too perfect, too… heroic. David Lehman’s poem ‘Mythologies’ tells the wandering story of a man struggling to construct new myths in the wake of the disintegration of his and other people's expectations. Blending the language of poetry with the ritual of theatre, Erica Barnes' visual interpretation of the poem steadily washed both language and image over the audience, flowing from one sequence to the next, effortlessly, as if, in a dream.
Todd Frugia, Marrakesh Frugia, Justin Harner, Melissa McNamara, Chad Duda, Tyshaun Lang, Havalah Grace
Dramaturgy by Ariel Trocino and Laura Nessler
Art Direction by Taylor Bibat
Stage Managed by Michelle Roth
Lighting by Christine Grodecki
“Mythologies” was presented by permission of David Lehman, c/o Writers Representatives, LLC (www.writersreps.com), all rights reserved.
This project was supported by a Community Arts Assistance Program grant from the City of Chicago Department of Cultural Affairs and Special Events and Illinois Arts Council, a state agency.
This program was part of The Chicago Moving Company Performance Project. The Chicago Moving Company is in residence at Hamlin Park, through the Chicago Park District’s Arts Partners in Residence Program, which unites artists and communities in Chicago’s parks.