(Madison) – Theatre LILA will begin its season with Trash, an original multi-disciplinary exploration of the things, people, opportunities, and natural resources that are thrown away. Through poetry, dance, music, and drama, a small performance ensemble will present the world premiere work of twelve authors. According to Jessica Lanius, Co-Artistic Director of Theatre LILA, the piece will be molded and shaped by the ensemble during the rehearsal process, similar to last season’s The Suitcase Dreams. “It’s a very physical, kinetic way to work,” she elaborated, “and very exciting. As a group we discover the piece through improvisation around the framework the authors provide.”
Trash

A Theatre LILA Invention

October 1-11, 2015

Promenade Hall at Overture Center for the Arts

Ticket office: 608-258-4141

What do you save and what do you throw away?

Our disposable society has created tons and tons of trash. That has had a ripple effect throughout the world; on economics, on the environment, on the way we understand our own impact. But the things we throw away aren’t always tangible – sometimes they are the chance to change, to risk, to love. Sometimes trash is the byproduct of greed, a source of beauty, or the result of destruction. Sometimes it’s just talk. Sometimes it’s the difference between life and death. Join us as we mine ordinary trash for extraordinary stories.

True to its mission, Theatre LILA is creating this collage of music, movement, and world premiere scenes, and bringing it to life in unexpected ways. From the moment audience enters the theater, they will be confronted and amazed by the beautiful, the broken, and the discarded; the detritus of the modern world. Authors contributing to the piece include Jim Caputo, Patrice Cassedy, Amelia Cook Fontella Ajanae Dawkins, Olivia Dawson, Lee Ehmke, Patrick Holland, Karl Iglesias, Jessica Lanius, Mike Lawler, Tyler Marchant, Andy Arden Reese, Gwendolyn Rice, and Katrin Talbot. An original musical score accompanying the evening was composed by Erin Crabb.

The cast of Trash includes: Kelly Coffey, Laura Gordon, Karl Iglesias, Mara McGhee, young performer Miranda García-Dove, and Michael Herold and Michael Huftile, who both appeared in Theatre LILA’s Suitcase Dreams last season

Tickets to the production are on sale now through Overture Center’s ticket office and at overturecenter.com. Information is also available at Theatre LILA’s website, theaterlila.com.

Sponsors

The 2015-2016 season is sponsored by The Pleasant Rowland Great Performance Fund for Theater, a component fund of the Madison Community Foundation, and Dane Arts.

Theatre LILA

Originally founded in New York City in 2004 and transplanted to Madison in 2013, Theatre LILA challenges the audience’s experience of theatre by integrating the “360° actor” ‑ the physical, intellectual, psychological, and emotional instrument – in a fusion of drama, dance, music, and sound to create a total performance experience. For more information, please visit www.theatrelila.com.

If you have any questions, or would like more information about this press release, please contact Gwen Rice at gwendolynarice@gmail.com.