This was my first week of summer at Spindleworks and it was jam-packed with outings, dance parties, and beautiful art! One of the highlights of my week was sitting in on a rehearsal of the upcoming play “Searching”- a collaboration between Spindleworks and the Theater Project. Earl and Diane Black, Nancy Scott, Kim Christensen, Lloyd Whitcomb, Don Weatherbee and Al Miller make up the ensemble that has developed over a long-time collaboration between the two well known arts organizations, and “Searching” is the fourth production of the ensemble. As Diane says of the group, they’ve “Went a long long ways since we’ve been doing it (started acting), and it’s been a lot of fun”.
The production challenges our view of language (as well as the artists’ creativity!) by replacing spoken-word dialogue with sounds, gestures, and expressions. The outcome is often highly comedic, and it is clear that the artists have had fun developing a new language together. As Nancy says, the group does a “Little bit of both” (sound and silence) and she “likes everything!”
When asked what he has learned from participating in the theater group, Earl said that he mostly “learned about acting”, and also gained confidence being in front of people. The other artists in the group echoed this sentiment, although Nancy claims that she is never nervous in front of a crowd.
“Searching” will be playing at the Theater Project in Brunswick, Maine on June 20th and 21st (see details below), and the artists are so looking forward to seeing you all there. Kim put it well when she said, “I like how we can all come together, and the community comes out to support us”.
When: June 20 & 21, 2014, 7:00pm
Where: The Theater Project 14 School Street, Brunswick
Cost: pay what you can, suggested donation of $10
Tix: 729-8584, or www.theaterproject.com