t h r e n o d i e s

november 16-17 / basic flowers / DTLA

Our lives are fragile, our time is short, and nature is unpredictable. Due to fire, our site-specific initiation ritual could't be performed at the specified site. So we invited friends and wanderers to join our ancient death cult for a slightly modified underworld rite at a secret location downtown.

Sheila Brown Ellis, Maya Gingery, Yvette Holzwarth​, Sharon Chohi Kim,
Jett Kwong​, Matt Orenstein​, Ryan Parrish​, Lukas Papenfusscline,
Zachary Carlisle Sanders, Titus Tompkins, James Vitz-Wong​,
James Waterman​, Eli Weinberg

Created, Staged, and Composed​​ by ​Mat Sweeney
Set / Prop Design and Choreography​​ by ​Sebastian Peters-Lazaro
Lyrics Co-Written with​​ ​Jesse Rasmussen

Music composed and directed​​ by ​Mat Sweeney​, developed and arranged with the ensemble. (*Music for ‘Cerberus’ & ‘Tantalus’ co-written with ​Ellen Warkentine​)
Movement developed​​ in collaboration with the ensemble

Associate Producer and Stage Manager Miranda Peters-Lazaro
Assistant Choreographer Eli Weinberg
Costume Mieko Romming
Make-Up Jesse Rasmussen & Mieko Romming
Mask Design Regan Baumgarten
Lighting Design Brandon Baruch
Sound Design David McKeever
Production Assistants Crystal Gehr, William Potter, Thomas Ravago
Steel Bell Design Tom Peyton & Shawn HibmaCronan

photos by Stephanie Butterworth