How do you tell a tale about famous female pirates through the ages?
Obviously, for starters, you’ve gotta do it on a boat.
Not so obviously, you make the stories of high adventure come alive with creative & fun shadow puppets on said boat while singing modified sea shanties—and that’s just what Drama of Works does with their new show Blood Red Roses: The Female Pirate Project.
Listen in as Gretchen Van Lente, the show’s director and lead deviser, and collaborator/performer Meghan Williams, discuss collaborative dramaturgy, shadow puppets, using your rehearsal studio, how to get your show on a boat, and all the lady pirates.
“…people always wanted to come backstage and see the show…we started thinking, what if we took that, and brought it in front…there are no real secrets…we’re just trying to make simple, elegant solutions to storytelling problems…”
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Drama of Works presents
Blood Red Roses
now thru May 31, 2015
performances Fridays, Saturdays, and Sundays
doors at 7:45pm; show begins at sundown
The Waterfront Museum/Lehigh Valley Barge
290 Conover Street
Red Hook, Brooklyn
tickets: $15, available via BrownPaperTickets