"I took a deep breath and listened to the old bray of my heart: I am, I am, I am."
Dream. Awake. See. Breathe.
There are so many reasons that breathe makes a fitting and wonderful theme for season 8. The Latin word spiro, to breathe, gives us the English word inspiration. And the related word spiritus means breath, the soul, vigor, that which animates life. The breath provides a return to the most basic thing that makes us alive.
Lungs by Duncan Macmillan
Stones in his Pockets by Marie Jones
Grounded by George Brant
The ARTiculate Playreading Series in partnership with the Currier Museum of Art continues this year. Hear new or rarely produced plays that relate to special exhibitions at the Currier or objects or artists in the museum's permanent collection.
And a new piece to be developed over season eight. Tentatively entitled Raining Aluminum, it weaves together the parallel storylines of the 1917 explosion in Halifax Harbor (and the corresponding American relief efforts) and refugee stories from Operation Yellow Ribbon (the Canadian response to the terrorist attacks on 9/11).