Tearinig the World Apart

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Directed by Naomi Bennett

Playwright: Barbara Ishida

Created collaboratively with the performers: Carrie Newell, Alejandro Antonio Ruiz, Catherine Weiss, and Mercedes Manning
Production Designer: Heather Fipps
Original Music Composed by Clinton Degan & Gao Ya
Originial poetry performed by Sarah Pearlstein
Choreography by Rocio Ponce
 

Hollywood Fringe Festival, The Complex Theatre, Los Angeles, June 2012

Nominated for best in dance and physical theater

Performers Carrie Newell, Alejandro Antonio Ruiz, and Catherine Weiss in Tearing the World Apart. Photos by Heather Fipps © all rights reserved.

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A visceral journey of desire and despair, brought to a breaking point and implosion of our world as we know it. What happens when we are pushed to the edge and all we can do is scream or fall apart? With the current state of the global community, political climate, and the formation the Occupy Movement, what would happen if we as a community were (really) pushed over the edge, to the point of no return? What would it take to effect real change, even if that meant the destruction of our world as we know it.

Incorporating an dance, spoken word, an interactive set, and live action painting, we invite you to come with us to the brink of destruction.

Performers Carrie Newell, Alejandro Antonio Ruiz, and Mercedes Manning experiment with paint performance during rehearsal. Photos by Heather Fipps © all rights reserved.