A Play that Moves and Sings
When I was in London working on The Scottsboro Boys at the Young Vic, I began developing a play entitled "4 1/2 Years", under the guidance of David Lan (the Artistic Director at the time) and producer Ben Cooper.
That play, now called "Triple Threat", is a story about addiction. Everyone struggles with addiction. If it's not you it's someone you love. What if you beat the odds and make it out of poverty only to fall back in again through drugs and alcohol? How do you come back from that and find your way to the full life that's waiting for you?
Each character in "Triple Threat" is brought to life by one actor: on the stage, in video and in voiceover. Characters show up and leave as quickly as they come. Events occur and roll into one another, just as they would in conversation, in your thoughts and in your imagination. The blood and heartbeat of this play is dance. Choreographic moments, flowing in and out of scenes, and all types of movement are accessed to share this story. Sound, projection and lighting design also help bring the story to life.
For me, this project is about creative responsibility. When I look around for opportunities I see fewer and fewer spaces for what I have to offer. I would like to use all of myself in the projects that I spend so much time and energy creating. This piece does just that.
Live Performances May 6-9, 2021* at