Crave Theatre Company
Lost in a place called America by CArol Gates
This play is based on a concept by Carol Gates, written in collaboration with the Lost Collective as part of Ten Tiny Talks Festival with Crave Theatre, in Portland, Oregon.
We are The Lost Collective. Ten voices that are under-represented in a country founded by colonialism and killed by capitalism. We are screaming to be heard. But it’s not all anger. It’s not all pain and grief. It’s about choices. It’s about West Side Story and the themes expressed in the song America.
Lost in a Place Called America is a play that is a free-form narrative with only two fixed characters. The Trickster and The Magician (based on The Fool and The Magician tarot cards). They show you this place of hope and failed dreams. Because like life, we are the unreliable narrators of our own story just like the historians who document and cherry-pick the American dream and sell it off to the highest bidder.
But we dare to dream.
Crave Theatre Company
Bad World: A New Musical
Bad World is a new devised musical with lyrics by Kylie Jenifer Rose and Jennifer Provenza, and music by James Liptak and Kylie Jenifer Rose. The book is by Kylie Jenifer Rose, James Liptak, Jennifer Provenza, Rachael Singer, Michael Cavazos, Ashley Mellinger, Maya Maria Brown, and Zeloszelos Marchandt.
Inspired by a true story, Bad World follows the coming-of-age journey of Rose, an ambitious young woman who is sexually assaulted in Paris after completing her research project. Upon her return to the United States, she must face how her trauma affects how she lives her life, as her recovery experience becomes interwoven with those of three other survivors of sexual assault.
Bad World aspires to give a voice to the experience of survivors and by sharing, validate the onerous journey of coping with and overcoming the past.
Keep an eye out for the album release in April and for full performance announcements (once it is safe for us to meet for live theatre).
Book by Kylie Jenifer Rose, James Liptak, Jennifer Provenza, Rachael Singer, Michael Cavazos, Ashley Mellinger, Maya Maria Brown, and Zeloszelos Marchandt
Music by James Liptak and Kylie Jenifer Rose
Lyrics by Kylie Jenifer Rose and Jennifer Provenza
Directed by Rachael Singer and Michael Cavazos
Music Consulted by Andrew Bray
Featuring Kylie Jenifer Rose, Zeloszelos Marchandt, Maya Maria Brown, and Ashley Mellinger
Q&A with The Cast
Maya Maria Brown
QUESTION: How has working on the show impacted you in a positive way?