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"This play is not a play. It's a creature. It breathes. It sighs. It cries. It is wounded and it tries to heal. It lives, and then it dies. It starts off pretending to be human. There is more text at the top than anywhere else. We have props. Costumes. Moving parts. The play normalizes. But as we go on, its inner life bleeds out of the text and the traditional play "structure" and it seeps into the space, the set, the vixens, the audience. And it becomes less human. Less real. More visceral and primal. It can only normalize for so long. And it can only hold together the strings of its "structure" for so long, until they too fray and bleed and decay and we are left with a room full of humans watching 3 humans have to peel themselves off the floor and try to escape this creature world they've been sucked into. They creature world is Dracula's world, but it is also the play. The experience. I don't want audiences to come to see this play and understand it. I don't want them to see and hear and watch elements they are used to. Because this piece is not something anyone is "used to". It's a creature. I want the audience to feel it. To hear Jonathan's cries or Dracula's screams and let their brains fill in any and every possible reason why they're screaming. I want them to wonder." - Sarah Leach, Dracula
Featuring Season 4 Ensemble Members: Paige Barry, Ottavia De Luca, Kerry Giorgi, Rico Lanni, Siobhan LaPorte-Cauely, Sarah Leach, Katie O'Rourke, Christine Pavao, Michael Puppi, Erika Rethorn, David Sackal, Marc Tiberiis, Stephanie Traversa, Lauren Ustaszewski, with a special appearance by Neoki Feytal.
Original Adaptation by Kira Hawkridge & David Nando Rodgers
NEWS & REVIEWS
BWW Review: OUT LOUD Theatre Brings Intense and Stunning DRACULA to Life
"With its spectacular use of that style, their current production of Dracula is a gorgeous example of the company's storytelling prowess, wrapped in a unique and stunning piece of theatrical art. Hawkridge and Rodgers are asking the audience to embrace and experience a different kind of Dracula adaptation. One that, while at times violent, scary and sexy, doesn't rely solely on blood and violence. In that area, it's actually quite restrained, there are only two times when blood makes an appearance, and both are handled beautifully. There is no blood and gore just for the sake of having blood and gore, a decision to be applauded. Instead, this adaptation takes the audience far deeper into the psychological states of the characters, delving into the turmoil, the fear and the passions in their minds and hearts. When there is suffering, or any other feeling, it is explored and expressed in numerous physical and emotional ways, nothing is ever just skin deep."
EDGE MEDIA Review: OUT LOUD explores the relationship between sex & violence in an unforgettable stage experience
"Hawkridge is a master of imagery and movement, and "Dracula" proves yet again her talent is palpable. Call me old fashioned, but I would have traded some of the salacious segments for additional dialogue. Nevertheless, this is a theatrical event that will be talked about for years to come."