Pomona


Congratulations!

Congratulations!


Posted on 21 Dec 2016

Proud. Humbled. Amazed. And SOOO excited! Talk about a powerhouse company. Three of our wonderful team have been named as Top 10 Theatre Artists in 2016 by NOW Magazine. Amazing work by amazingly talented people, being justly rewarded! Sincere props to Andre Sills, Bahareh Yaraghi and Deborah Drakeford!!! Congrats to everyone involved! And stay tuned for more from us in 2017. The excitement is just...

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Voices of Pomona [Aviva/Ollie]

Voices of Pomona [Aviva/Ollie]


Posted on 2 Nov 2016

I said to my partner Arturo, “I wish we had another week of rehearsal before we open.” He reminded me I say that every time I’m on the precipice of opening a show. But this time I really mean it. Because there’s so. Much. To. Mine. Even mime. We still have to mine the mime. This play is circular and twists back on itself. It’s loopy. I like it and want to spend more time in it. Learn to mime the dark tunnels and stockinged faces. I...

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Reflections On Pomona

Reflections On Pomona


Posted on 30 Oct 2016

Living in the weird world of Alistair McDowall’s POMONA for some time now, it’s been easy to fall in love with the dark and fantastical elements of the show. The nods to Lovecraft and the Necronomicon. McDowall’s complex yet elegant structure that plays ingeniously with the timeline, twisting and folding our notions of what happens when. The fluid sense of identity. The sudden shifts in tone. The constant surprises....

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Voices of Pomona [Bahareh/Keaton]

Voices of Pomona [Bahareh/Keaton]


Posted on 28 Oct 2016

“Everything bad is real.” That line hits me hard every time. There’s no turning away from it. It’s as if the playwright is screaming: “Now that you know, what’s your next move???” I play Keaton. She’s been a wonderfully mysterious character to dig into. Without giving too much away, I can tell you that she holds secrets, she’s other-worldly, she’s a fighter, she’s...

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Voices of Pomona [Deborah/Fay]

Voices of Pomona [Deborah/Fay]


Posted on 26 Oct 2016

We’re in the middle of week two. Our PM extraordinaire, JP, has now created some semblance of what our stage will be for us to play on, explore, negotiate, hide in… We’re getting a handle on our characters. We’re puzzling out this world. Remember from our Day One post where Chris said Nick hands out Rubik’s Cubes? Yah. I’m obsessed. I met with a 13 year old wizard who worked with me on it. I CANNOT...

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Voices of Pomona [Liza/Gale]

Voices of Pomona [Liza/Gale]


Posted on 18 Oct 2016

M.C.Escher’s “Relativity” This is what the dive into the script sometimes feels like. With snacks. And laughter. –Liza Alistair McDowall’s Pomona: It has me up at 3am thinking about moral codes. OK, living in 2016 has me up at 3am thinking about the same thing. But let’s focus on this incredibly addictive puzzle of a play. And moral codes. The Universal Moral Code, created by a Dr. Kent M. Keith in 2003: DO NO...

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