Seven

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Fri Dec 13, 8:00pm
Sat Dec 14, 8:00pm
Sun Dec 15, 3:00pm
Mon Dec 16, 8:00pm

Seven acclaimed playwrights (Paula Cizmar, Catherine Filloux, Gail Kriegel, Carol K. Mack, Ruth Margraff, Anna Deavere Smith, and Susan Yankowitz) collaborated to create this compelling tapestry of stories, weaving together the words of seven remarkable women who faced life-threatening obstacles to bring about major improvements in the lives of women and girls in their home countries. ÉLAN Ensemble, using its signature physical theatre techniques, brings these unforgettable stories to life. The cast will feature (in alphabetical order) Claudia Elmore, Amaka Izuchi, Wonjung Kim, Mehrnaz Mohammadi, Yelena Podkolzina, Tarah Pollock, Elmira Rahim, and Danielle Reynolds. Directed by Natsuko Ohama with movement direction by Stephanie Shroyer.

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Movement, women and words deliver 75 minutes of often stark yet engrossing entertainment. The political message is abundantly clear, and the compounding effect at the conclusion is that women are warriors. They are built with resourcefulness, intelligence and stamina to spare, not only because they are chiefly responsible for perpetuating our human species, which is demanding enough, but also apparently to survive the barbaric legitimized and illegitimate violence to which they are too often subjected.

sweet - Sylvie Drake - Cultural Weekly - ...read full review


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Directed by Natsuko Ohama, with movement direction by Stephanie Shroyer, the production at Atwater Village Theatre is staged with precision and thoughtfulness...

Ohama’s handling of onstage movement is problematic, however. The stage is small and cramped, and while there are many smooth flowing moments in which multiple actors interweave, there are other times when the movement or positioning is awkward — the actors’ backs are to the audience or they are blocking each other.

sweet-sour - Nikki Munoz - Stage Raw - ...read full review


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Movement, women and words deliver 75 minutes of often stark yet engrossing entertainment. The political message is abundantly clear, and the compounding effect at the conclusion is that women are warriors. They are built with resourcefulness, intelligence and stamina to spare, not only because they are chiefly responsible for perpetuating our human species, which is demanding enough, but also apparently to survive the barbaric legitimized and illegitimate violence to which they are too often subjected.

sweet - Sylvie Drake - Cultural Weekly - ...read full review


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Directed by Natsuko Ohama, with movement direction by Stephanie Shroyer, the production at Atwater Village Theatre is staged with precision and thoughtfulness...

Ohama’s handling of onstage movement is problematic, however. The stage is small and cramped, and while there are many smooth flowing moments in which multiple actors interweave, there are other times when the movement or positioning is awkward — the actors’ backs are to the audience or they are blocking each other.

sweet-sour - Nikki Munoz - Stage Raw - ...read full review