Theater at the 14th Street Y (344 E. 14th St., Manhattan)
Free, reserve tickets here
WATER will be the featured workshop in Epic Theatre Ensemble’s Sunshine Series this July 7th, 8th, and 9th at the Theater at the 14th Street Y in Manhattan. This is the next big step towards WATER’s world premiere, which will hopefully take place in the Solar 2 green theater in 2013.
WATER (or the secret life of objects) seeks to explore human relationships to the environment through the science fiction tale of a world-altering flood of biblical proportions. Taking place in three parts, in locations and languages from all over the world, WATER introduces us to characters before, during, and after cataclysmic environmental change–from an oblivious Norwegian couple aboard a yacht, to a young girl in Malaysia burying her father at sea, to a scientist who must sell her technology to purify the remaining potable water to the highest bidder. At turns haunting, hilarious, and provocative, WATER explores how we as a global community overcome environmental and personal tragedy, surrender to it, or exist in the spaces between.
Initiated and led by director Daniella Topol and playwright Sheila Callaghan, WATER is being devised by a creative team comprised of Katie Down (sound), Leah Gelpe (video and projections), Mimi Lien (set), and Tyler Micoleau (lights).