ARTIFACT DANCE PROJECT
Founding Artistic Directors Claire Hancock and Ashley Bowman take the stage as a powerful duet in Patrick Baliani's play.
Artifact Dance Project founding Co-artistic Directors Ashley Bowman and Claire Hancock take the stage as a powerful duet to radicalize and perform Patrick Baliani's play, Monologue of a Muted Man, for dance. Ashley dances the title role of "the man" who questions his loss of hearing; meanwhile he is desperate to love a deaf woman he encounters in Venice. Claire dances the roles of several characters, most notably his love interest. The audience is seated in the round in Ina Gittings Studio 124 on the UA campus. Buffalo Exchange is providing Artifact with enough clothing to cover the entire performance area floor, acting as a conceptual set piece, symbolizing the waters of Venice and the disparate thoughts of "the man".
To give voice to "the man", Artifact is pleased to work with actor Robert Anthony Peters, a member of SAG-AFTRA, who has been acting, producing, directing, and writing professionally in theater, film, voiceover, and more for over a decade. As the narrator, Robert delivers a sense of character, rhythm, and depth to the title role. Along with Ashley and Claire, Robert enables the audience to focus on "the man" while experiencing the influence of those around him.
Pianist Russell Ronnebaum composes several original pieces for piano inspired by Patrick's script. Russell's music embodies "the man's" longings for love and purpose. Lighting Designer Raulie Martinez returns to Artifact to give Monologue of a Muted Man yet another layer of artistry.
top photo by Taylor Thoenes
Monologue of a Muted Man
A man losing his hearing reveals longings for
love, life, and purpose.
Studio 124 - Ina Gittings on the UA Campus
$32 reserved seating tickets available at artifactdanceproject.org
Saturday May 11 - 1:00pm | Pre-concert talk 12:30pm
Saturday May 11 - 7:30pm | Pre-concert talk 7:00pm
Sunday May 12 - 2:00pm | Pre-concert talk 1:30pm
Sunday May 12 - 5:00pm | Pre-concert talk 4:30pm
Please join the collaborators for a pre-concert discussion in the
theatre about the creation of Monologue of a Muted Man
1/2 hour prior to showtime.
PARKING ON CAMPUS
Due to the University of Arizona commencement and convocations the same weekend as Monologue of a Muted Man, we suggest audience members give themselves extra time for travel and parking. Studio 124 at Ina Gittings is located directly west of the Stevie Eller Dance Theatre. Please use the link below for a map and general parking information. Detailed information will be posted on our website and emailed to ticket buyers ahead of the performances.
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