Week #5: FAYETTENAM AND THE BLACK CARD PROJECT
Created and Performed by Jay Ruby.
“Fayettenam” = Water, Ghosts in the Mountain, Johnny Appleseed, Early Settlement, American Conscience/Transience. An actor excavates the fractured mirror of the past to apprehend the roots of the never ending frontier.
Featuring Jay Ruby
Jay Ruby is a Director and Actor with The Carpetbag Brigade. Together they travel the world presenting open air repertory performances, conducting community residencies and furthering cross-cultural research using their unique vocabulary blending acrobatic stilts, butoh dance and contact improvisation. In Fayettenam Jay Ruby sheds the skin of spectacle-based drama to reengage the work of an actor being witnessed in a process of creative action in intimate space. Fayettenam began as an exploration during a master course at The Workcenter of Thomas Richards and Jerzy Grotowski in Pontedera, Italy in November of 2014. It was developed further throughout 2015 and was revised further while at The Workcenter in the winter of 2016 and 2017. www.carpetbagbrigade.com
The Black Card Project
Created by Inlet Dance Theatre’s Dominic Moore-Dunson in collaboration with Kevin Parker.
This one-character show (played by 2 male performers) examines the African-American ideal of the “Black Card.” Seen through a single school day, the main character soon discovers where “blackness” comes from and how to attain it.
Featuring Dominic Moore-Dunson and Kevin Parker
Dominic Moore-Dunson is now in his sixth season with Inlet Dance Theatre. Dominic hails from Akron, OH where he attended Akron School for the Arts. Briefly attending the University of Akron, Dominic has risen through the ranks, starting as a trainee in Inlet’s Trainee and Apprentice Program in 2010 to becoming a company member in 2012, and rehearsal coordinator in 2014. Recently, Mr. Moore-Dunson was named both a 2016 Colleen Toohey Porter Fellow by International Performing Arts for Youth and a 2016 National Arts Strategies, Creative Community Fellow. www.inletdance.org
The goal of Test Flight is to support new work and local/national/international artists.
– The James Levin Theatre
– Basic production staff, stage management, box office support
– Marketing and advertising support
The artists provide the rest!
The writers, directors, actors and designers selected for Test Flight dedicate themselves to creating new and original work, or stretching their artistic powers by working in new disciplines.