Capital W

intimate + immersive performance

AND THE DRUM

A dance theater dinner party adaptation of the poems of Martha Marion staged in her own house.

About The Show

And The Drum is immersive dance theater fused with a dinner party. LA-based performer and writer Martha Marion’s poetry is the main dish, served up in the rooms of her real life home in Koreatown. As audience members eat, drink, and connect with the performers, poetry echoes in every corner of the house, juxtaposed with contemporary choreography, improvisation, and original music.

And The Drum is a site-specific experience that invites you to unlock secrets, share your own, and participate in an unexpectedly intimate evening. Audience members move through the house on their feet, up and down stairs, in and out of small spaces. They make make choices and shape the evening through their actions. They are served dinner and drinks and things happen.

The show ran February 26 - March 19, 2016 in Koreatown, Los Angeles.

Reviews & Press

"THE WEIRDEST DINNER PARTY EVER IS GOING DOWN AT A HOUSE IN KOREATOWN"

Bill Raden, LA Weekly

"DANCING ON THE ROOF OF A POETIC DINNER PARTY (NOTES ON 'AND THE DRUM')"

Noah Nelson, No Proscenium

"SOME OF 2016's BEST THEATER WASN'T FOUND ON A STAGE"

LA Weekly

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About the team

adapted and directed by Lauren Ludwig

from original poetry by Martha Marion

produced by Monica Miklas

stage managed by Jean Ansolabehere

starring Martha Marion, Eli Weinberg, Cloie Wyatt Taylor, Tailor Lee, and Nell Rutledge-Leverenz

choreography by Lauren Ludwig, Martha Marion, Eli Weinberg, Cloie Wyatt Taylor, Tailor Lee, and Nell Rutledge-Leverenz

choreographic consultation from Erica Sobol

lighting design by Brandon Baruch

scenic design by Brittany Blouch

costume design by Rachel Weir

sound design and original music by Dave McKeever

additional musical composition by Glen Oliff

postcard design by Erika Schmidt