Iphigenia Crash Land Falls on the Neon Shell That was Once her Heart (a rave fable)
Welcome to the future, a 21st century Brechtian rave. Iphigenia Crash Land Falls on the Neon Shell That was Once her Heart (a rave fable) unleashes a netherworld of trance-steady poetry and ecstasy. In this reincarnation of the classic Greek tale, a ruthless Latin American general plots to sacrifice his daughter Iphigenia in order to gain the sympathy vote to remain in power. Life is given to Iphigenia through music, movement, songs, multimedia projections, and the women of Juárez. OBIE winner Caridad Svich's play as directed by multimedia artist Mario El Caponi Mendoza, proposes the universal question in the context of this rapid-growing 21st century techno culture: Is man’s purpose in life to be a sacrificial object?
In memory of the mothers, daughters and sisters we lost in Juarez.
Young Brechtians, the time has come for all of us to gather up again. It is at a rave where we will all unite. Rise Up, and may we sing truth going into battle...
|Iphigenia||Caitlin Rose Edwards*|
|Violeta Imperial||Julia-Kaye Rohlf*|
|Fresa Girl 1||Damitri Taylor*|
|Fresa Girl 2||Hiram Alexander Orozco*|
|Fresa Girl 3||Cristina Ranslem*|
|Soldier X||Vince Doud*|
|Virgin Puta||Hannah Adamson*|
|General's Ass||Adam Koob*|
|Hermaphrodite Prince||Tim Mizones*|
|Glass Eyed Man/Orestes||Matt Schutz*|
|News Anchors||Lindsey Francisco*, Cristina Goyneche|
|Virtual MC||Bre Anna McNeill*|
Alyssa Cokinis*, Rachele Ekstrand*, Cohen Lewis-Hill*, Ash Pierce*, Daly Tighe*, Aimee Townsend*, Shunhua Xing*
Jacob Hicks*, Skyler Matthias*, Adam Monrreal*, Ethan Seiser*, Zachary Rigdon*
|Director/Multimedia Designer||Mario El Caponi Mendoza|
|Associate Director||Alyssa Hitchcock*|
|Assistant Director||Wade Hampton*|
|Assistant Dramaturg||Amanda Harwood*|
|Scenic Designer||Alex Casillas|
|Costume Designer||Angie Esposito|
|Associate Costume Designer||Hayley Ryan|
|Assistant Costume Designer||Madison Otis*|
|Lighting/Projection Designer||Lucas P. Ingram|
|Deputy Lighting Designer||Ellen Kane*|
|Sound Mixer||Andrew Stewart|
|Props Master||Christian Jay Santiago|
|Music Liason||Frankie Rose*|
|Stage Manager||Alison Kochman**|
|Associate Stage Manager||Katy McGlaughlin|
|Associate Stage Manager||Samantha Paradis|
*Undergraduate student. UI Theatre is dedicated to providing hands-on theatre experience for both undergraduate and graduate students.
**Member of Actors' Equity Association, The Union of Professional Actors and Stage Managers in the United States.