"We are exploring mental illness, and that is a multi-faceted subject, which almost all of us have been affected by. It comes in many shapes and sizes, and is treated well or poorly. I predict we will have mental health discussions that are sometimes considered taboo, not just onstage and in rehearsal, but hopefully, also, with the audiences." - David Nando Rodgers, S5 Ensemble Member
SEASON 5: That Way Madness Lies
THE REVOLUTION IS HERE
COMING SOON: KING LEAR
Since 2012, OUT LOUD has grown into an experimental and movement oriented ensemble, rooted in creating visceral and immersive experiences with creative and innovation artists. Located in the heart of Providence, and currently acting as one of The Mathewson Street Collaborative's 2017 Artists in Residence, OUT LOUD announces it's upcoming Season 5 "THAT WAY MADNESS LIES". This 3-part series focused on the mind kicks off in March with Peter Weiss's 1963 classic, MARAT/SADE, featuring Rico Lanni as Jean-Paul Marat and Natasha Cole as Charlotte Corday. In June, OUT LOUD explores an original adaptation of Charlotte Perkins Gilman's 6,000 word short story, THE YELLOW WALLPAPER, featuring Siobhan LaPorte-Cauley, Ottavia De Luca, Sarah Leach, and Erika Rethorn who will rotate roles over the course of it's 15 performance run, each playing The Woman and The Wallpaper, respectively. Season 5 concludes with William Shakespeare's tragedy, KING LEAR, featuring Alan Hawkridge in the title role in November.
"Marat/Sade, The Yellow Wallpaper, and King Lear all provide road maps to dive deeper and deeper into this Season's overarching concept and exploration of "madness", the mind, and our individual mental health. We begin the season in a facility occupied by varying patients with Marat/Sade. The world is expansive. The actors are existing in two parallel worlds at any given point - one of the patient, one of character, one of the historical revolution that they are retelling, and one of the actual revolution that is being manufactured around them, through them. The Yellow Wallpaper closes in, focusing our scope to one "room" - one set of specific circumstances. Five women experiencing a collective and terrifying evolution that cycles round and round on an endless loop. And we end the Season with King Lear, we find ourselves inside of one individual mind and the way that particular mind sees and experiences the world around them. Our ensemble is ready to dive into the boundless potential and utter magic of our mental capacity and individual internal worlds that we all inhabit. We are eager to create experiences through varying lenses, questioning, challenging, and interfacing with the unknowable."
- Artistic Director, Kira Hawkridge