CAUCASIAN CHALK CIRCLE
BY: BERTOLT BRECHT, FRANK McGUINNESS TRANSLATION
DIRECTED BY: COURTNEY O'CONNOR
COMPOSER, MUSIC DIRECTOR, SOUND DESIGNER: ELIZABETH CAHILL
ASSOCIATE MUSIC DIRECTOR: JONAH GODFREY
The sound design concept for this show drew directly from the experiences of refugees. Many who are forced to flee from their homes miss the music they were brought up with. Although not all are musicians, many refugees learn how to play instruments to keep the music from their homes alive. The ensemble brought in a variety of musical talents which we pieced together to make the music that added such a vibrancy to this production.
Found Object Instruments:
The stage littered with props, many opportunities to make sound and music out of ordinary objects. Boxes, washboards, and lamps were used as percussion instruments. A washtub, broomstick, and string became our bass used in multiple songs, as well as sound effects.
MUSIC ONLY TO BE USED WITH PROPER PERMISSIONS
ALL PRODUCTION PHOTOS TAKE BY:
PERSPECTIVE PHOTOGRAPHY/CRAIG BAILEY
All music was original to this production, performed by:
PIANO & GUITAR: JONAH GODFREY
FLUTE: KELLY DOWNES
MANDOLIN & WASHTUB BASS: DANTE FLORES
VIOLIN: JULIAN ALDANA-TEJADA
PERCUSSION: BEN BAILEY & ALEX HANSCOM
VOCALS: MITCHELL BUCKLEY, RACHEL HUNSINGER, MADELINE ADDIS, JANE REAGAN, SYDNEY TORRES, LIZZIE McDOWELL, KHYATI SEHGAL
A LOOK INTO THE RESEARCH:
In the dark times
Will there also be singing?
Yes, there will also be singing.
About the dark times.