Scape-ing Materials

We see hate all around. Hatred of seasons, colors, bodies, foods, accents, siblings, religions – everything in between and beyond. We watch as our neighbors eject lyrics, partnerships, strangers, dance moves, and children from their lives, communities, and country. We carry it too – in our veins and breath and fears and dismay. We find ourselves the recipients of hate one moment and then enacting it on others in our turn.

Sometimes, hate even wins elections.

Scape-ing is an exploration of hate in space and in the body. Told through dance, plot-lines, poetry, and news articles, Scape-ing is a theatrical investigation of violent human emotions, a personal reflection on the first months of a new administration, and a ritual of compassion.

Together, we ask, “what does it mean to love in a world that does not want to love you back?”

Scape-ing is being produced in partnership with The Drama Group.

Pratima Agrawal-Creator/Performer
Vanessa Ogbuehi-Creator/Performer
Kaitlin Pribulsky-Creator/Performer
Gabriella Sanchez-Creator/Performer
Sarah Mitteldorf-Creator/Director
Ro Gauger-Lighting Designer
Daniel Ison-Sound Designer
Gina Purri-Composer

Thursday, April 27 at 8:00 pm
Friday, April 28 at 8:00 pm
Saturday, April 29 at 2:00 pm

First United Methodist Church of Germantown
6001 Germantown Ave
Philadelphia, PA 19144

Support for Scape-ing provided in part by The Philadelphia Cultural Fund and by the Charlotte Cushman Foundation.

Special thanks to Norris Square Neighborhood Project for their support of this project.

Photo by Saul Zayas. Graphic Design by Vanessa Ogbuehi.

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