7 Stages is thrilled to present the latest original work from New Orleans-based theater ensemble, Mondo Bizarro. The company that has been creating interdisciplinary art and fostering creative partnerships in local, national and international communities for fourteen years.
The Way at Midnight is humorous and incorporates theatrical performance, visual installation, projection mapping, and live and recorded music. Ancestral DNA leaps across generations, via projection screens, onto the bodies of performers Hannah Pepper-Cunningham and Nick Slie. It is an incisive performance questioning the role cartography has played in colonization, and the way that legacies live in our bodies and affect our lives. Midnight explores confrontations with losing and being lost from the colonial period through the digital age. The two main actors become seven characters on an interconnected journey to reckon with — and maybe even reimagine — their inheritance and ancestry.
Midnight encourages connection through shared stories past and present as well as illuminating our simple connection as humans regardless of our difference.
Performances will take place Thursday, October 29th – Sunday, November 4th at 7 Stages in Little 5 Points, Atlanta, Georgia. In addition to the performances, the residency will be enhanced with artist and community gatherings including an opening reception, artist workshop, and an Art of Activism brunch dialogue.
The Way at Midnight is made possible with support from the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, The National Endowment for the Arts (a federal agency) and the National Performance Network’s Artist Engagement Fund, Creation Fund and Forth Fund Programs.