Arachne Created & Performed by Sophie Nimmannit Directed by Benjamin Evans From her web, the spider Arachne tells her story of the battle between mortal and divine pride, with help from her gregarious little father and the imposing goddess Athena. Body-integrated puppetry and masks switch and flip quickly though this triangle of characters as they fable and fight. Premiered at the 2006 Boulder International Fringe Festival. Audience Reviews: "Amazing! The spider costume simply took my breath away. The puppetry and masks brought the other characters to life so convincingly. I want to see this one again." -Jennifer J. "Challenging and absorbing, steady energy, strong images, moving classical story. Excellent puppet work and imaginative costumes/props. Very interesting work -- we need more!" -Steve L. "This is really original work by someone who grasps the essence of puppets and masks and has a strong presence." - Betsy T.
VOTING RITES: A theatrical exploration of women's attitudes towards voting Written & Created by Erika Kate MacDonald A non-partisan, one-woman show drawn from material gathered in 38 interviews with local New Hampshire women of all ages. An exploration of the frustration and elation of being a woman voter in 2004 America, and what the individual's life has to do with the political process. Performed at the Mariposa Museum in Peterborough, NH. October, 2004