TYPE OF SHOW
A Kingdom, A Chasm
Three unlikely companions must sustain a "community" in the ravaged wilderness that was once New Orleans. Brought together by disaster, living in the shelter of a disintegrating Mercedes Benz, Emelda, Dudley, and Chauncey have created their own mini-society in a land where no society is left. Their social biases have survived while the city around them did not, however, and their little world is at the point of collapse. Through absurd humor and exuberant physicality "A Kingdom, A Chasm" explores the dysfunction of defunct social systems and the tenuous compassion that holds humans together in spite of it all.
Taking inspiration from the likes of the mad tea party in Alice in Wonderland and Samuel Beckett’s Waiting for Godot, Vagabond Inventions uses its contemporary approach to classic clowning to tell this surrealistic tale of friendship amidst crisis.
Written by the VI Ensemble with collaboration from Zina Camblin
Director/ Co-writer: Jennifer Sargent
Co-Writer (with the VI Ensemble): Zina Camblin
Devisors/ Performers: Khiry Armstead, Owen Ever, Lisa Shattuck, Adam Tourek
Set Designer, Crew: Adam Tourek
Lighting and Sound Designer: Matt Jackson
Costume Designer: Calamity and Lee Kyle
Stage Manager/ Crew: Tricia Anderson
Project Manager/ Crew: Jen Davis