devised by the ensemble · directed by Sarah Plotkin

Join us for a showing at Dixon Place · October 18, 2017 · 7:30 pm · View details

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Ensemble: Leah Ogawa, Evelyn Dumont, Renata Soares
Director: Sarah Plotkin
Puppet Builder and Puppetry Supervisor: Andrew Murdock
Sound Design by: Joshua Langman and C. Swan-Streepy
Movement Supervisor: Julia Corrigan

On Christmas Eve 1968 the astronauts of Apollo 8 took a picture of the Earth and changed the world. It gave humanity a new perspective on our planet’s fragility and isolation in the universe. But now, 49 years later, the image of Earthrise is unimpressive. Using puppetry, movement and design elements, this piece seeks to reawaken the sense of wonderment and hope that the photo initially inspired.

Earthrise was first presented at Artist Gym Showcase at The Tank and at Sarah After Hours at Dixon Place in spring 2017. 

Subsidized studio space provided by the A.R.T./New York Creative Space Grant, supported by the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation.