Attic Rep's 2015-2016 Season
A SEASON OF INTERNATIONAL COLLABORATION, AND WOMEN’S WORK
2015-2016 marks the 10th season of acclaimed theatre company AtticRep, and its second in residence at the Tobin Center for the Performing Arts. The season begins this Fall, with a thrillingly re-imagined “Pinocchio.” But from February through June 2016, AtticRep focuses on the theme of Women’s Work. Women’s Work refers to two crucial interconnected ideas: the dramatic work created by brilliant and often under-sung female playwrights, and the hard work of being, defining, and becoming a woman in America.
Taken together, the four major productions in the 10th Anniversary Season explore childhood, forgiveness, the loss of innocence, and claiming power. Through three adapted plays, and culminating in one completely-original work, the arc of this season serves AtticRep’s mission to challenge the creative imagination of the San Antonio community.
On November 11, 2015, the Tobin Center for the Performing Arts hosts the second AtticRep International Festival of Performance of San Antonio. As part of a new initiative, AtticRep presents “Pinocchio” by the lauded Teatro del Drago of Ravenna, Italy. By presenting this extraordinary work of theatre, AtticRep takes a step further into international collaboration, following AtticRep’s residency in India in 2014 with CREA-Shakti, and the upcoming collaborations in Italy with Teatro Potlach and Teatro Del Drago in Summer 2015.
In 2016, AtticRep is proud to produce two plays written by contemporary American female playwrights, “The Amish Project” by Jessica Dickey, and “Secrets of a Soccer Mom,” by Kathleen Clark. Each play brings forth a complex view of the American female experience. And seen in dialogue with each other, the female voices in these women’s works create conflict and inspire peace, come to terms with anger and seek joy, question authority and represent authority, live in moments of hilarity and solemnity, as mothers and daughters, competitors and sisters, and whole human beings.
Rounding out the season is the world premiere of “14,” an original work about a teenage girl growing up in a post-9/11 world. “14” incorporates aerial and contemporary dance, and is being developed in collaboration with Aerial Horizon and the choreographer Seme Jatib.
Of this compelling and diverse roster, Artistic Director Roberto Prestigiacomo says, “With the 10th Anniversary season, we continue to produce theatre for social change by focusing on growing up female in post-9/11 America; the challenges women face in a constantly shifting family structure, the ability to forgive, and the loss of innocence. Artistically, AtticRep embraces dynamism in performance by integrating music, dance, puppetry, shadow theatre, and aerial work into these productions. This dynamic and fantastical 2015-2016 season will entertain, provoke dialogue, and make our audiences marvel at the creative potential of theatre.”