In less than a month, we will share the culmination of brainstorms, ruminations, schemes, and improvisations around the characters and story of THE GOLDEN CARP. This project began it's public life with a presentation of three songs in last year's NIGHT OF NEW WORKS, and we dream of its eventual life as a glorious, puppet-filled chamber opera. Here, now, in the present, we have begun the delicious task of workshopping the basic storyline with performers, writers, and a director all in a room together. We will write and improv, together and separately, and we will turn over every stone - sometimes more than once - and try everything.
Goal: Try all the things.
THE FIRST EXPERIMENTS
Act 1, Scene 2: The Embarrassment
Fay counsels Olivia on her failed beguiling spell.
Act 1, Scene 3: How to Beguile
Toad shares his wisdom with the fairies.
Hannah: I'm excited to see how the humor and relationships help to tell such a dark story:
the story of a fish trying to devour a fairy.
Tanner: I've not ever written in a totally fantastical realm. I'm excited to explore the different options it gives, the range of storytelling.
Laura: I'm excited to work with the performers. Three are old hands, and three are people who are new (or fairly new) to Savage Umbrella. It's dynamic and exciting!
THE GOLDEN CARP Workshop Presentation
April 19 and 20 7:30 pm
Chicago Avenue Fire Arts Center
3749 Chicago Avenue
Minneapolis, MN 55407
Make reservations here.