365 DAYS/365 PLAYS:
A 2017 REMIX
365 Days/365 Plays
by Suzan-Lori Parks:
A 2017 REmix
Presented at Penumbra Theater, St. Paul
May 26 – June 11, 2017
AUDIENCE REACTIONS TO 365 DAYS/365 PLAYS
"Absolutely fantastic. I got lost in it."
"Lots of food for thought infused with humor and humanity. Thank you. I really appreciated the diverse casting. Music was very expressive."
"So creative. Thought provoking. Well done on every level! Thank you so much!"
"I like Radical Inclusion...It will keep working on me."
ABOUT 365 DAYS/365 PLAYS:
A 2017 REmix
365 Days/Plays marked the company’s first major production and exemplified our mission of investigating diversity through contemporary viewpoints. The production was co-directed by Full Circle core artists Rick Shiomi, Martha B. Johnson, Stephanie Lein Walseth, and Lara Trujillo and guest co-director Harry Waters Jr. Core artist James A. Williams served as artistic and cultural consultant.
The production intertwined 46 short plays selected from Parks' 365 Days/365 Plays, viewed through a 2017 lens, to create a compelling theater experience and deeply involve diverse audiences in Parks' unique humor and vision of healing in America.
The plays ranged in genre from hilarious parody and theater-of-the-absurd to pieces of powerful lyricism and epic tragedy, and spoke forcefully to past and present issues: major events in American history, racism, anti-war themes, and other pressing social concerns. A racially mixed cast of 10 professional actors tackled these themes, playing multiple roles.
365 Days/365 Plays: A 2017 REmix Cast and Production Team
James A. Williams (first weekend only)
Daniel Coleman (last two weekends)
Choreographer: Patricia Brown.
Costume Designer: Trevor Bowen
Lighting Designer: Karin Olson
Set Designer: Daniel Keyser
Sound Designer: Quinci Bachman
Voiceovers created by DJ and spoken word artist Michel.Be