What is the light you see(k) in the new year?
The days are getting shorter and darker, but it means we’re starting to approach the finish line for 2018 and this month, the TEAM is asking: What light do you see(k) in the new year?
Click above and check back regularly this December to activate the playlist where TEAM company members and collaborators sit down and take time to chat and connect about what keeps us moving together into 2019!
The TEAM has a busy and exciting year ahead, including:
- First up in the new year, we’ll be launching the US premiere of Anything That Gives Off Light, our collaboration with the National Theatre of Scotland and the extraordinary folk-punk duo the Bengsons. We’ll start the tour by returning the show to the place where so much of the play was written: the mountains and communities of Appalachia. We’ll go from Virginia Tech in Blacksburg to the Crossing Roots Rural-Urban Theatre Workshop in Cumberland Gap, TN. There, we’ll be able to return the show to the students, historians, musicians, teachers, farmers, activists and storytellers who helped create the world of ATGOL. After that, we’ll bring the show home to New York for an extended run at Joe’s Pub from March 14-30. We can’t wait to see you there!
- Then in May, we’ll be headed to Portland, OR for the first “tour” of Primer for a Failed Superpower! We’ll partner with BOOM Arts to build their own multigenerational community choir and mount the concert anew. Shows will be May 10 and 11 and we hope this will be the first of many local Primers.
- From there, we’ll be diving into more work on Reconstruction (Still Working but the Devil Might Be Inside) – our new project wrestling with Gone with the Wind as a Confederate monument. We’ll be developing a script, building a set, and integrating glorious films we’ve made of our legendary collaborator Vinie Burrows. This is a huge undertaking since Reconstruction has a record 21 collaborators, but reckoning with a terrible past to reframe it for a more just present requires a lot of voices.
- Through it all, we’ll continue to work on the Petri Projects: our seedlings of ideas for new plays. And with each project our family grows a little bigger, as we partner with new collaborators and center more voices in our work.
We’ll be working with a record number of collaborators in 2019, and with each new voice our work tells a fuller story of America. But our work requires support! We need to raise $20,000 by the end of the year in order to make all this happen. We hope you’ll consider a year-end gift to the TEAM this holiday season, amidst so many worthy causes in need of your support.