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
Bill Raden, LA Weekly
Noah Nelson, No Proscenium
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