Ever wanted to create a brand-new piece of theatre, from the ground up? This is a good episode of the podcast for you.
aMios has always embraced new work — their Shotz series is responsible for creating six brand new plays every month (!), and their past “longer-form” work has all consisted of brand-new plays from artists in the aMios circle of collaborators. Check out a great interview about Shotz on Episode 13.
For their latest full-length, There’s a Light on Yonder Mountain, the company wanted to bring in the creative energies of many of the wonderful people they’ve worked with since their inception in 2009. So instead of asking just one playwright to write a script, they asked five (one acted as a “literary manager”). And naturally, instead of one director, they got two.
Which led me, as a director myself, to ask the first question of this interview: how?!?!?
Listen in as those directors, Rachel Dart & Jenna Panther, discuss not only how they worked together as a team, but a whole lot more, including creating an ensemble-driven devised piece, tension, desert-island people, and the only resource you can’t get more of: time.
There’s a Light on Yonder Mountain
by Stacy Davidowitz, Lindsay Joy Murphy, David H. Rosen, & David L. Williams
directed by Rachel Dart & Jenna Panther
thru June 8, 2013
Under St. Mark’s
94 St. Marks Place (b/w 1st Ave. & Ave. A)
tickets available via SmartTix
photos by Jason Donovan Hall