STORM is a play about environment; a journey into the social paradigms that prevent the world from taking action; and a breath-taking ride into unknown artistic realms.
• The Out of Context orchestra works with a vocabulary of signs transmitted by a conductor, providing instantaneous possibilities for altering or initiating harmony, melody, rhythm, articulation, phrasing or form.
• Projections provide scenography, sometimes in abstraction, other times with realistic images with which the actors interact. Projected images of scientists and news reporters lay the structure of an ever darkening horizon. Technicians also make instantaneous choices based upon the rhythmic intensity of the unfolding action and sound.
• Two actors portray 6 characters crossing cultural and historical barriers. The actors move from character to character, colliding with the information and blending with the emerging music.
• Bicycle powered lighting. Technicians make instantaneous choices based upon the rhythmic intensity of the unfolding action and sound.
STORM includes contributions from writers, visual artists, environmental and social scientists. STORM’S artistic form is a unique structured improvisation leading audiences to the brink of a chaos closely capturing the spirit of these times.
Friday February 17 - Sunday February 26, 2012
Fridays and Saturdays at 7:00 p.m.
Saturdays and Sundays at 2:00 p.m.
Opening Night Gala: Friday February 17, 2012 at 7:00 p.m.: Catered champagne
reception begins at 6:00 p.m. and continues after the show.
Sunday performances are Pay What You Wish tickets are available on a first-come, first-
served basis beginning one hour before the show at the theater (Full-price ticket prices
available in advance)
Collaborators and Guest Artists include:
David Aubrey- Cinematographer and editor
Dr. Cris Moore– Physicist
Dr. Jennifer Dunne- Environmental Scientist
Dr. Rafe Sagarin – Environmental Scientist
Pierre Barrera- Film maker and writer
Andy Bragen– Playwright
Kristin Kalangis- Cultural Anthropologist
Coleman Piburn - teen writer
Carlton Turner– ED of Alternative Roots
The Orion Society
Alan Weisman- Award winning journalist, author of The World without Us
Barry Lopez- Award winning author of books on environment and culture
Marcus Randolph- Mining Engineer
Michael Sumner and Melody Sumner Carnahan– Burning Books
Elizabeth Wiseman– writer
FOR MORE INFORMATION go to: www.theatergrottesco.org or Call: 505-474-8400
Founded in 1983 in Paris, France, Theater Grottesco creates a new kind of performance that is visual,
explosive and full of surprise. This highly trained ensemble of artists rekindles interest in live
performance by juxtaposing classical theatrical styles with a daring, poetic research of culture and
imagination, taking audiences to the brink of emotional wonder and soulful reflection.
Theater Grottesco is funded in part by New Mexico Arts: a division of the Department of Cultural Affairs,
and by the City of Santa Fe Arts Commission and the 1% Lodger’s Tax.