THE WORLD IS ROUND IS ROUND IS ROUND
From a Gertrude Stein story "for children and philosophers," TWIRIRIR is adapted and directed by Karin Coonrod with music by Gina Lishman.
TWIRIRIR brings into tension the idea of identity with an unceasingly whirling world and questions how and what do we see... what and how do we hear. The story's community includes nine-year-old Rose, her cousin Willie and the various animals - wild and domesticated - that surround them . It is journey play in which Rose battles the darkness and climbs the mountain into new awareness and is full of Stein's wit , imagination and a touch of her unmistakable anarchy. It is played by a company of five women (all Rose at one time or another) and one musician.
This piece was last performed in February 2017
The Norwood Club
The Mill: Arts, Letters, Numbers, Averill Park, NY
Julienne Hanzelka Kim
Adapted and Directed by Karin Coonrod
Music Composed Gina Leishman
Set by John Conklin
Costumes by Oana Ortiz Botez
Lights by Brian Scott
Photographers: Raphaele Shirley, Ben Pardo
About Rose 2013
The World Is Round Is Round Is Round Prelude At The Mill In Averill Park 2013