Pripyat is a musical about the people of Chernobyl. It’s a complicated and contemporary story of regeneration, a story about peoples’ hopefulness and humor, their fierce and competing belief systems, and their music. It asks how a place rendered unlivable, abandoned in fear, and used for political coercion can become the only place a group of people can call home. It follows a vibrant community that creates its identity out of the darkness of its traumatic past and does so lovingly despite the odds.
Collaborating Artists: Martyna Majok, Michael McQuilken, Sunder Ganglani, Kate Attwell
Each performance will run approximately 15 – 20 minutes. The Foundry Theatre is presented within the 4:00pm – 5:30pm set. Follow by a short discussion, moderated by Tom Sellar.
The Foundry Theatre
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The Foundry Theatre commissions, develops, premieres, and tours theatrical works that explore the (im)possibilities of theatre and we believe our body of work makes passionate argument for its limitless potential. In addition, we host ongoing dialogue series and community collaborations that bring artists together with stakeholders from other communities to unpack issues and ideas of contemporary social and political resonance. Now in our twenty-first year, The Foundry is an ongoing performance of ideas, created by rigorous theatrical works, public dialogues and community engagement that invites as many people as possible to consider what it means to be citizens of a world that we ourselves create.
Upcoming: O, Earth, a new play by Casey Llewellyn. Opens January 2016 at HERE