About the Show
<strong>Created & Choreographed by Annalisa Ledson<br>
Directed by Annalisa Ledson & Jamie Watkins</strong>
Ephemera is an exploration of humankind’s quest to preserve memories. Using movement, scientific research and original text, this interdisciplinary piece grapples with our relationship to the Earth, the art we make, and the mark we leave behind. The oldest known cave paintings were perfectly preserved by a miracle of natural occurrences for thousands of years; yet contemporary society will go to great lengths to scrapbook a vacation or take the perfect instagram. The Earth preserves ancient memories, making rock the ultimate “unlimited data”, but the information on the walls is still wrought with mystery. Dance and text will provide an ephemeral moment of exploration and community. This collaboration will also draw from interviews with scientists and specialists from the American Museum of Natural History and various Universities.
<strong>FEATURING: ROSEANNA BELL, CHIEH HSIUNG, MONICA BOYLE, EDWARD CHIN-LYN, KAITLAN EMERY, MEGAN GENE MURDOCK, ALEXANDRA PFISTER, and JAMIE WATKINS</strong>
About the Creative Team
<strong>ANNALISA LEDSON</strong> is a choreographer and performer based in Brooklyn. She has created and performed in new works at The 14th Street Y, The WorkShop Theatre, Joe’s Pub, Brooklyn Arts Exchange, The Actors Fund Arts Center, The Clurman, Dixon Place and HERE. She is a co-producer for National Choreography Month and an associate artist with THEATRE 4the PEOPLE. Proud graduate of Drew University and recipient of Excellence in Acting & Choreography Awards.
<strong>JAMIE WATKINS</strong> is a director and teaching artist based in Brooklyn. He has worked with Obie Award-winning directors Alec Duffy (JACK/Hoi Polloi), Rachel Chavkin (the TEAM), Ian Morgan (The New Group), Ron Russell (Epic Theatre Ensemble) and the Jeff Award-winning Redmoon Theater in Chicago, IL. Credits include HERE, Dixon Place, the Brick, Manhattan Rep, JACK, Opera House Arts, & Emerging Artists Theatre. He has developed and directed new works by Dan Kitrosser, Katie Northlich, Noah Mease & Andrew Massey. As a teaching artist, he works in public schools throughout NYC. Proud graduate of Vassar College & LAMDA.
<strong>THEATRE 4THE PEOPLE</strong>, under the artistic direction of Isaac Byrne, winner of six New York Innovative Theatre Awards and nine nominations. THEATRE 4THE PEOPLE creates honest, original theatre that strives to investigate and wrestle with human conflicts in an authentic manner. A group of courageous artists, willing to take to necessary risks to tell stories fully and experiment the unique storytelling power of the theatre.