First Floor Theater kicks off its second season with Polaroid Stories, Naomi Iizuka’s masterful mash-up of Roman myth and documentary theatre, directed by FFT Artistic Producer Hutch Pimentel. Sid Branca, a second-year Media MFA candidate, is a key member of this dynamic company.
From the theater website: “First Floor Theater aims to create theater that is born from the intersection of theory and practice. We strive to place new convictions in conversation with old discourse. Through our work fledgling ideas are given a leg up to stand on the shoulders of our past.
Polaroid Stories is an explosive re-imagining of Ovid’s Metamorphoses that blends interviews from street-based youth and sex workers with ancient myth. The play takes place in the underbelly of a city where junkies scheme, lovers run and the lost wander, a refuge for those living on The Edge of society. Iizuka illuminates the depths of a metropolis with her chaotic elegy of desire, desperation and transcendence. FFT’s production explores the complex intersection of two different modes of storytelling, documentary and mythology, and the power of their confluence. The design aesthetic embraces a similar method of re-imagining technologies and materials for new use.”
More information and tickets are available online here. ($20 online, $25 at the door, $12 students/seniors.) Note that there will be no performances Thanksgiving weekend, but there will be an added performance Monday, November 25th.