Inspired by Ovid's Metamorphoses, Polaroid Stories takes the audience into the spellbinding world of a group of people living on society's fringe - where they reveal their deepest longings for peace.
Stage Manager Shannon Zura
Set Designer Joe Koroly
Lighting Designer Shannon Zura
Sound Designer Nick Rye
Costume Designer Rosemarie McKelvey
Richard Orlow. D (dionysus)
McKenna Kerrigan ..EURYDICE
S. Elizabeth Evans .. PERSEPHONE
Corinna Burns .SEMELE
Mikaal Sulaiman .ORPHEUS
Alena Araoz PHILOMEL
Jessica Graham SKINHEADgirl
Ephraim Lopez NARCISSUS
Amanda Schoonover ...ECHO
Michael Kiley .SKINHEADboy
Seth Reichgott G (a.k.a. zeus, hades)
My friend gave me a copy of Polaroid Stories in October. Azuka Theatre Collective had already chosen a spring show, but the idea of a "contemporary urban tale" seemed like a fun read. About five minutes after reading this play, I called members of Azuka and pleaded my case for this piece.
Polaroid Stories made my heart beat faster-forced me to explore what was happening in its poetry. I so desperately wanted to work on a play for young actors. One that was created for a diverse audience that wasn't patronizing, condescending or dated. Polaroid Stories is a classic in its own way-knowledge of the "classics" is not required. This play is about emotions-melodramatic as well as honest, funny as well as disconcerting, and histrionic as well as intimate; not to mention the sex and violence. No wonder I wanted to direct it.
- Director's notes by Raelle Myrick-Hodges