SEPTIMUS AND CLARISSA best of 2011:
New York Magazine, The Huffington Post and Theatreofoneworld!
-SDC’s Joe A. Calloway Nomination for Outstanding Direction by Rachel Dickstein.
-Drama League nominee for Distinguished Production of the year.
-Drama League nominee for Distinguished Performance of the year by Ellen McLaughlin.
-Drama Desk nominee for Best Score of the year in a play by Gina Leishman!
- a new opera by Kamala Sankaram and Susan Yankowitz. Recently completed a residency at Robert Wilson’s beautiful Watermill Center on Long Island, NY. To be produced by the Protoype Festival (HERE and Beth Morrison Projects) in January 2014. Not a Ripe Time production, but features direction by Rachel Dickstein and designs by Susan Zeeman Rogers and Ilona Somogyi!
THE WORLD IS ROUND steps inside the dreams, desires and drive of Rose, a young girl on a quest to climb a mountain. Through a textured weave of darkly playful music and acrobatic action, Rose’s journey gives a window into the joys and challenges of growing up as a woman in the world.
World Premiere Spring 2014
Created in collaboration with the ensemble: Heather Christian, Amber Gray, April Matthis, Phillip Taratula
Live music by Heather Christan and the Arbornauts
See video excerpts here
A collaboratively devised theatre piece that leads its audience on an experiential audio tour through wooded garden “rooms.” With the surreal soundscape of a Janet Cardiff piece, and the lush choreography of a Pina Bausch dance, this new piece captures the story of a woman’s life through an immersive sound/dance based investigation into memory and loss. Commissioned by People’s Light & Theatre and Longwood Gardens, Kennett Square, PA, premiering and then touring in 2014-15.
A new version of Shakespeare’s King Lear that offers a visually powerful, kaleidoscopic journey through the visions and dreams of one of Shakespeare’s most iconic and tragic figures. Through language, image, dance and music, Lear’s Shadow explodes one dying woman’s search for self in the midst of chaos. Created with Estelle Parsons, to premiere in 2014/2015 Season.
Ripe Time has been exploring and re-imagining Shakespeare’s King Lear in collaboration with Estelle Parsons and an amazing group of Ripe Time regulars including: Craig Baldwin, Timothy Doyle, Adam Green, LeeAnne Hutchison, Paula McGonagle, Tommy Schrider, and Miriam Silverman.
WE NEED WOMEN TO INTERVIEW!
We’re looking for women and girls of all ages to interview about their life experiences: challenges, aspirations, accomplishments, etc. We’ll be using the audio recordings for an installation to accompany THE WORLD IS ROUND connecting the audience with stories of real women that mirror the fictional story of our protagonist, Rose.
Please fill out this form if you are interested in participating. Feel free to share with your friends!