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Ikaros


October 17–20, 2019
San Diego, California

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Ikaros


October 17–20, 2019
San Diego, California

Pictured: Marta Luné in Passaggio; a film component of Ikaros; film still by Tom Pearson

Pictured: Marta Luné in Passaggio; a film component of Ikaros; film still by Tom Pearson

La Jolla Playhouse’s Without Walls (WOW) Festival
presents

Ikaros

by Third Rail Projects
Zach Morris, Tom Pearson, Jennine Willett – Artistic Directors

World Premiere
a La Jolla Playhouse Commission

October 17–20, 2019
Start Times TBA
Liberty Station
Exact Start Location TBA
San Diego, California

Written, Directed, and Choreographed by Tom Pearson

Created in Collaboration with the Performers:
Andrew Broaddus, Justin Lynch, Mary Madsen

Composer and Sound Design by: Sean Hagerty
Third Rail Projects Production Manager: Brittany Crowell
Production Stage Manager: Taylor Hollister


ABOUT THE PROJECT

Commissioned by La Jolla Playhouse for the 2019 Without Walls Festival, Ikaros by Third Rail Projects, is an experiential collection of dreams, myth, film, poetry, dance, and performance—an audience-centered narrative framed as an audio "walking tour" through a desert garden path, on the grounds of a former naval base—which sits across from, and shares its sky with, an active international airport. All of these layers fold into one another to create a series of vignettes and rites of passage that follow a cartography of flight and failure, an odyssey of transformation, prodigal protégés caught in the tailwinds of the achievements and shortcomings of mentors who harness the wind and fly away. It is at once, a walk through a familiar myth that recasts itself as a ritual of absolution and a line-crossing ceremony.


TEASER Images


Film TEASER

Teaser excerpt from Passaggio, a film by Tom Pearson
Featuring: Marta Luné
Music by: Meiko’s Starlight Orchestra
Production Support: Maví Dagnino
Shot in Bogliasco and Portofino, Liguria, Italy

WOW 2019 TRailer


PROJECT SUPPORT

COMMISSION & FUNDING
Ikaros is commissioned and presented by La Jolla Playhouse as part of the 2019 Without Walls Festival. Ikaros has received development support from the Center for the Arts, Wesleyan University in Middletown, Connecticut; from the Bogliasco Foundation in Liguria, Italy with a Residency Fellowship in Theatre; through a major individual contribution from Kyle Fisher; and from the Third Rail Projects Producers Circle, which is supported by individual donors.

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SPECIAL THANKS:
Dave Mancini, Renata Zhigulina, Cullan M. Riley, Fiona Coffey, Rani Arbo, Dr. Clarissa Pinkola Estés, J.T. Garrett

REPRESENTATION
Paradigm Talent Agency, Jack Tantleff and Allison Schwartz

PRODUCTION LEGAL COUNSEL
Frankfurt Kurnit Klein & Selz, P.C., Mark A. Merriman, Esq. and Helen Reeves, Esq.

ACCOUNTANT
Egan Tax & Books Ltd, Becky Egan, CPA