How do we respond to global crises of displaced people and environmental threats on our Facebook news feed? What does it mean to cross digital, linguistic and physical borders? This multilingual premiere engages the audience on a metatheatrical journey across waters, time and geographies of space using installations of song, poetry, film and dance. Directed by Eunice S. Ferreira, Skidmore Theater Faculty.
Photos by Sue Kessler
“The Orphan Sea draws on myth to bring the global past, present and future into collision.” – Eunice S. Ferreira
“This is a story of us, here, now, and also of who we were once. It is a story of those that cross rivers and seas and those that wait for them, of a lover who searches for one lost years ago, and of someone called Penelope, who may be waiting for someone called Odysseus.” – Caridad Svich, Obie-winning playwright
The Orphan Sea director and faculty member Eunice Ferreira talks to staff writer Laura McCullagh '17 about language, home, and the timeliness of this production.