at The Comic Book Theater Festival
Thu June 12, 7pm
Fri June 13, 8:30pm
Sat June 14, 10pm
Sun June 15, 3pm
from the graphic novel by Juliacks
adapted by Kathleen Amshoff, Sam Creely, Juliacks, and the companies of Winnipeg & New York
directed by Kathleen Amshoff
featuring Sonja Field, Katey Parker, Eija Ranta, Laura Riveros, Lacy Allen
scenery and props by Laura Miller
paper wigs and projections by Sam Creely
costumes and makeup by Juliacks
choreography by Eija Ranta
stage management and lighting design by Claudia Toth
Emmeline and Lucy are sisters. They go down, down, reaching a place where they want to be. They eat their tomato and cheese sandwiches. They play in the abandoned cemetery in their home of Hallow County. It's good when it's good.
Adapted from the comic art novel by Juliacks, SWELL is an ongoing project that explores the memory-shifting and kaleidoscopic journey of grief, as Emmeline confronts her fears, dreams, and imagination.
Following its March 2012 premiere at Culture Project's Women Center Stage Festival in Manhattan, and its run at the Atomic Centre residency by a new team of New York-, Lyon- and Winnipeg-based artists, SWELL is reincarnated for the Comic Book Theater Festival in a new version that draws from its storied past to reenact moments in Emmeline's stream of recollections.