Footloose Presents Above Ground festival
Five soloists and five groups are featured over four weeks with original work for Above Ground festival.
The five soloists are: Liz Duran Boubion, Natasha Kaluza, Janet Collard, David Draffin and Ron Campbell.
The five ensemble lead artists are: Toni Mikulka/Joey Chang, All Fenner, Lauren Godla/Kristen Rulifson, Bob Ernst/Mark Malmberg, and Daniel Larlham/Liz DeRoche.
Above Ground festival schedule: (descriptions follow below):
The plays and playwrights are:
Shock Shock Shakeup
June 6, 14, 15
Written/Directed by Liz DeRoche and Daniel Larlham
Performed with Big Drama No Drama ensemble
Actor-musicians rock out with spoken word, movement and satirically operatic songs.
June Bug Rolls Toward the Sun Like a Scarab
June 7, 8, 22
Written/Choreographed/Performed by Liz Duran Boubion, Directed by Kimberly Lester
Magical realism in multi-media dance theater.
Giant Puppets Save the World
June 6, 7
Written/Performed by Toni "Tone" Mikulka and Cello Joe (Joey Chang), Directed by Kimberly
Global puppet theater in a mix of classical hip hop and folktales.
49/51 Balancing the Comedy and Tragedy of Life
June 8, 23, 27
Written/Performed by Natasha Kaluza, Directed by Beth Clarke
Personal exposť of a clown caught between her born-again father and new age mother.
June 13, 14
Written/Performed/Directed by Janet Collard, Co-directed by Dan Saski, Music by Terran Olson
Documentary style dance theater with live music about the wild eccentrics of 1920's Berlin.
Villains & Fools
June 13, 15, 16, 20
Written/Performed by David Draffin, Directed by Kimberly Lester
Desperate and hilarious science fiction theater.
How to Fail: Being Dumb for Dummies in One Uneasy Lesson
Sundays, June 16 and 23
Written/Performed by Ron Campbell
Part stand up, part poetry reading, part Ted Talk, all failure.
The Buck and Bill Show
June 20, 21, 28, 29
Written/Directed by Bob Ernst, Co-directed by Jim Cave, Music by Mark Malmberg performed with the ensemble
Episodic dramatic play with live music and songs.
Curvy and Curly
June 21, 22
Written/Performed by FloorPlay Dance Theater
Lauren Godla and Kristen Rulifson
Absurdist and athletic physical comedy.
The Boy who Cried 'Naked'
June 22, 27, 28, 29
Written/Performed by All Fenner with ensemble, Directed by Sabrina Wenske
Clowning, music and puppet theater with storytelling.