An Awfully Big Adventure
Seeking actors, dancers, movers and artists of all backgrounds and disciplines!
“An Awfully Big Adventure” is a devised, immersive exploration of “Peter Pan.” This story is full of big emotions – feelings which, while easily accessible to children, we as grown-ups tend to reserve for very special occasions. We want our audience to go on “An Awfully Big Adventure” like a child would, with outsized wonder and terror and despair and joy; to return home talking about Never Never Land, rather than a play they saw in a small suburban park.
What does it mean for our show to be devised?
As an ensemble we will start from J. M Barrie’s original novel and work to create our version of the Darling family and the Never Land inhabitants. We will fold in the influences that inspire those big emotions in us, from Shakespeare, to Pacific Northwest folklore, to our favorite lullabies; drawing from dance, music, installation, and text to build a world in which audiences will be as engaged in the arc of an unnamed pirate as they are in Peter Pan. The ensemble will write, develop characters, create movement pieces, and generate material together for three weeks, which will then be synthesized into a script by the director and dramaturg.
What does it mean for our show to be immersive?
The show will take place outdoors, in and around a small suburban park. Audiences will sometimes be restricted to watching a single scene, but they will also be able to freely explore Never Land and choose which characters they want to follow. Through the devising process we will create opportunities for the audience to engage directly with the characters and become part of the world.
April 26th 7pm-9pm
April 27th 7pm-9pm
April 29th 11am-1pm
April 30th 4pm-7pm