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The Day Shall Declare It

Annie Saunders + Sophie Bortolussi /
Wilderness /
Los Angeles 2015

“It takes you to a world both within and far beyond your own. It’s haunting, magical and beautifully crafted, something that must be experienced to be experienced.” -LA WEEKLY
The Day Shall Declare It is an immersive, site-responsive theater installation that explores the concept of work: both what it means to us and what it does to us. The piece interrogates beliefs about working, work ethics, work/life balance and how these concepts infiltrate our relationships with others and ourselves.

Developed by Annie Saunders and Wilderness, in collaboration with choreographer Sophie Bortolussi (Punchdrunk’s Sleep No More, Lucidity Suitcase Intercontinental, Martha Graham Dance Company), The Day Shall Declare It premiered in London early in 2014, and was described as “demanding, intelligent, and memorable theatre” by Time Out.

Los Angeles Performance Practice was proud to produce the US premiere of this work, bringing a unique experience to LA audiences. The Day is comprised of multiple narratives, brought to life by three performers. Based on multiple plays and stories by Tennessee Williams and interviews from Studs Terkel’s Working, text is interwoven with dynamic and visceral choreography which speaks to the subtext of each story.

Produced at

Imperial Art Studios / Arts District Los Angeles
February 27-April 11, 2015
OVATION RECOMMENDED


ABOUT THE PRODUCTION


Creative Team

Created by WILDERNESS
Co-Directed by Sophie Bortolussi and Annie Saunders
Choreography by Sophie Bortolussi
Performed by Nicholas Konow, Chris Polick and Annie Saunders

Set Design / Nina Caussa
Lighting Design / Iain Court
Costume Design / Stephanie Petagno
Sound Design / John Zalewski
Technical Director / Stone Larkin
Stage Manager / Alyssa Songco

Production Manager / Andrea Salazar
Associate Scenic Designer / Meg Cunningham
Additional Costume Design (London) / Clare Amos

Produced with Rachel Scandling & Miranda Wright

Press

“It takes you to a world both within and far beyond your own. It’s haunting, magical and beautifully crafted, something that must be experienced to be experienced.” –LA Weekly

“The next big aesthetic for Los Angeles theatre.” –Bitter Lemons

“The best immersive performance to hit LA so far.” –No Proscenium

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