Dark Space

Dark Space, a collaboration between puppet-artist Kate Brehm and myself, is the story of one woman’s personal metamorphosis told in lush puppet spectacle and theatrical installation in chashama’s completely transformed 42nd Street storefront theater. From the confines of her domestic setting, the woman dreams of winged freedom and struggles toward her final release. Dark Space explores the liminal place where everyone must shed his or her old self and sit, bodiless and indistinct, before moving forward to embrace a new identity.
Presented as part of the Performing Arts Residency @ chashama 217 – February 2009.*

Featuring: Kate Brehm – The Girl/Caterpillar; Sarah Engelman, Serra Hirsch, Kirsten Kammermeyer, Miyu Leilani, Mary Notari, Sophia Remolde – puppeteers. Co-created by Alexis Macnab & Kate Brehm. Written and Directed by Alexis Macnab. Visual Design and Lead Performance by Kate Brehm. Sound Design by Sxip Shirey. Light Design by Lee McCall Terry. Stage Managers – Megan Pardo, Caity Grand. Technical Director – Mike Kerns

*The Performing Arts Residency @ chashama is a program granting four NYC-based contemporary performing arts companies 6 weeks of dedicated performance and rehearsal space in the same location. Made possible in part by a grant from the National Endowment for Arts.