Walkabout and Red Tape Theatre present the world premiere of

Mother of Smoke

March 23rd -April 15th 2017
8pm Thursday-Sunday
@ The Broadway Theater, Pride Arts Center, 4139 N Broadway Ave.
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Or read our blog INTO THE FIRE

In a city on fire one woman laments the destruction of her house while another refuses to acknowledge the existence of a threat at all. Co-created with the Walkabout and Red Tape ensembles, Mother of Smoke is an epic performance of remembering, coming together, responding to violence, and picking up the pieces.

Inspired by The Trojan Women, The Cherry Orchard, and the crumbling of the American Dream. Directed by Walkabout’s Artistic Director, Thom Pasculli and featuring original text by Emma Stanton, Morgan McNaught and Lucas Baisch with original music and text by Lucia Thomas. Additional text from Charles Mee, Ellen McLaughlin, Anton Chekhov, and Euripides.


Featuring performances by Walkabout Ensemble Members Nigel Brown, McCambridge Dowd-Whipple, Cooper Forsman, Katie Mazzini and Alex Rodriguez; Red Tape ensemble members Emma Ladji, Ruth Margraff, Kelsey Shipley, Stephanie Shum and Johnard Washington; with guest artists Anita Darwish and Lucía Mier y Terán Romero and Musicians Oya Dubey and Lucia Thomas.

The production team includes Stephanie Pasculli (scenic design), Phia Sherry (costume design), Michael Banks (lighting design), Steve Labedz (sound design), Lacie Hexom (props design), Chris Owens (projections), Carrie Drapac (movement collaborator), Casey Wright (dramaturg), Dani Wieder (asst. director), Deirdre Connelly (production manager), Kyle Land (producer), Dina Klahn (stage manager) and Julia Santha (asst. stage manager).