The first season at Boston University Booth Theatre continues with a BCAP production embracing the art of movement storytelling that responds to Herman Melville’s Moby-Dick.
Joan & Edgar Booth Theatre at Boston University continues its inaugural season with InMotion Theatre’s The Journey, presented by BU College of Fine Arts (CFA) School of Theatre and Boston Center for American Performance (BCAP).
Conceived, co-created, and directed by Yo-EL Cassell, The Journey is an imaginative original InMotion Theatre production that follows the story of Captain Ahab’s wife, a woman who passes through grief and obsession to find her inner truth. By fusing a variety of movement and physical acting approaches, the production will allow the audience to follow the adventurous and moving journey of one person’s quest among communal support, that embraces empowerment, overcomes fear, and highlights the tenacity of the human spirit.
InMotion Theatre is a new annual initiative which aims to highlight storytelling primarily through the approaches of movement and physical theatre. Its mission is to produce original works and adaptations in theatrical experiences that highlight transformative, dynamic, thought-provoking, and imaginative storytelling—allowing accessibility through the channels of physical expression.
Inspired by a vast variety of sources and influences, including Herman Melville’s Moby-Dick, The Journey is an original physical theatre production that focuses on what it means to embark on a journey to discover the self, confronting the metaphorical whale within our own being.
“Booth Theatre’s playing space is literally a director’s dream,” says director Yo-EL Cassell, of staging a unique production in the innovative space. “It can transform its configuration to inform and inspire and support the intent and truism of the production. It was essential for the design team and I to embrace how the theatre itself is cinematically informed and transformed by the story of the physical play.”
The 250-seat Joan & Edgar Booth Theatre, designed by internationally-recognized Elkus | Manfredi Architects, is located at the heart of BU’s Charles River campus. The facilities of the Booth Theatre and adjoining CFA Production Center create a 21st century learning environment to educate the next generation of artists and engage audiences in an immersive experience. The purposeful, flexible design of the Booth Theatre allows for the nearly boundless evolution of performances and a deep engagement with audiences.
BCAP presents InMotion Theatre: The Journey
Co-Created & Written by Corianna Moffatt, Script Contributions & Dramaturgy by Georgia Zildjian
Boston University Joan & Edgar Booth Theatre • 820 Commonwealth Avenue, Boston
April 19-22, 2018
- Thursday, Apr 19, 7:30pm
- Friday, Apr 20, 8pm (Talk-Back)
- Saturday, Apr 21, 2pm and 8pm
- Sunday, Apr 22, 2pm
- $15 General Admission
- $10 BU Alumni
- $7.50 with CFA Membership
- $7.50 for Brookline residents
- Free with BU ID, at the door, day of performance, subject to availability