April Drafts & Draughts
Monday, April 8th at 7:30pm
Drafts & Draughts is Fringe's multidisciplinary scratch night, featuring staged snippets of new work back-to-back. Drafts & Draughts
runs the gamut, featuring theatre, dance, improv, storytelling, spoken word, magic, interdisciplinary work, and more. Presenting works-in-progress
in a casual atmosphere provides artists with a supportive audience. Each artist works with Fringe's Artistic Director to design and receive feedback
on specific questions needed to push the development of their work forward.
- The Winding Sheet Outfit will share a newly devised piece based on the (mostly forgotten) Swedish Årsgång tradition. Akin to a vision quest or walkabout, the practitioner must undergo sensory deprivation before walking through a minefield of malevolent forest deities in the hopes of gaining clairvoyance and testing their faith. This journey takes place at midnight, on the night between years. We play with the themes of darkness, silence, loneliness, disquiet, nature, and the search for omens to make a simple story about a girl making her way through the night.
- Sydney Ward choreographs a work loosely inspired by the book "Women Who Run With Wolves: Myths and Stories of the Wild Woman Archetype". This contemporary piece will explore the multifaceted nature of womanhood and the universal narratives we embody. During D&D, Sydney will explore which portions of the work resonate for both women and men in the audience, and test the universality of female archetypes across cultures.
- Benjamin Domask's "Hodge Podge", a welcoming, pleasing array of colors to stimulate the senses upon which the audience is invited to engage with and explore until a catalyst launches us into a journey of mind, body, soul, and bubbles to help the audience become more attuned to the wonders of the world around us.
7:30p at The Playwrights' Center, 2301 E Franklin Avenue, Minneapolis.