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Pictured: Trevor Dawkins. Photo by Joe Mazza.
The Neo-Futurists have announced the cast and creative team for Ensemble Member Trevor Dawkins’ A STORY TOLD IN SEVEN FIGHTS, directed by Tony Santiago.
The production features Dawkins, Jen Ellison, Rasell Holt, Arti Ishak, TJ Medel, Kendra Miller, Stephanie Shum and Jeff Trainor.
The production team includes Olivia Wallace (stage manager), Gaby Labotka (fight director), Alon Stotter (lighting designer), Eleanor Kahn (scenic designer), Steve Labedz (sound designer) and Kate Hardiman (production manager).
From the press release: “A STORY TOLD IN SEVEN FIGHTS finds Creator and Neo-Futurist Ensemble Member Trevor Dawkins leading a group of stage combatants smashing their way through the true stories of fist fights and theater riots that erupted within the Dadaist and Surrealist movements at the turn of the 20th century.”
“When thinking about art and its role in society today, the ensemble and I wanted to look at, celebrate and scrutinize the actions of icons from the early modern art movements,” says Dawkins. “By looking at the provocations and conflicts of the past, we hope to create a strategy to fight for the future.”
A STORY TOLD IN SEVEN FIGHTS runs March 1 – April 7. For more information visit neofuturists.org.