Congratulations!

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…

Voices of Pomona [Aviva/Ollie]

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….

Reflections On Pomona

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…

Voices of Pomona [Bahareh/Keaton]

“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…

Voices of Pomona [Deborah/Fay]

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…

Voices of Pomona [Liza/Gale]

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….

Pomona | And So It Begins…

My laptop is lying temporarily abandoned sixty-some KMs to the left of me. But there’s work to do. So. Day one. This is a record and a portrait and a bit of fiction and a rambling stream of consciousness typed via bluetooth onto the tiny screen of my phone. — Chris / DAY ONE We…

There is a hole…

POMONA by Alistair McDowall A woman is missing. Her sister is searching. As she comes closer to revealing the dark truth, the fabric of her own life becomes twisted into a strange loop, until she can no longer be sure what is fantasy, what is myth, and what is the very real result of a society that…