SEPTEMBER THE SHOW
September is an original devised work, collaboratively created by Laurel and her husband, Ewen Wright. Through physical theater, pop music, contemporary dance, mask, clown, vaudeville, object theater and poetic narrative, September begins with an elderly couple situated in an imagined future not so far from now. Flashing back to a time not unlike the present, they sift through the decades of their mediatized memory to recall how it felt to fall in love amidst the radical overwhelm of contemporary quotidian life, as the mechanics of reminiscence are slowly torn asunder by the encroachment of technology on both psychic and actual spaces. An optimistic speculation on the future of nostalgia, September is a series of vignettes about survival in the face of dissolution: how memory might transcend the perils of the digital age, how the authenticity of togetherness might be preserved, and how easy it is to forget to remember.
September has been presented by The Rocky Retreat Tranquility Farm in Littleton, MA, The Silent Barn in Brooklyn, NY, Microlights in Milwaukee, WI, Bedlam Lowertown in St Paul, MN, The Nomad Theater in Boulder, CO, The Box Theater in Albuquerque, NM, The Yerba Buena Center for the Arts in San Francisco, CA, and was curated into the Official Selection of the 2015 Revolutions International Theater Festival.