Wolf Song is a poetic theater project exploring the Wolf of our psyches and our landscape. The project interweaves masks, puppets, dance, ritual, and a new Native-based musical score. La Loba, Red Riding Hood, Malsum the Wabanaki trickster, The Boy Who Cried Wolf, and the Hunter inhabit a mythic, postmodern dreamworld that invites the audience to confront real and imagined fears and rethink our relationship with the natural world. Wolf Song is the first production of Poets Theater of Maine (PTM), a theater company founded by Annie Finch, Assunta Kent, and Erica Vega.
Wolf Song began when Annie Finch met biologist Christina Eisenberg, a specialist on wolves and their effect on the environment, at Wisconsin's Black Earth Institute. Annie traveled to Montana to work with Christina and her crew, researching the importance of wolves to a thriving landscape. On her return to Portland, Annie shared her excitement and her poetic writings about the wolves with a group of creative artists from all disciplines and Wolf Song was born. Together, the Wolf Song artists travelled to meet wolves at reserves around Maine and were inspired even more deeply by the power and importance of these animals. Now, with Libby Marcus's amazing puppets and masks, Blainor McGough's bone puppet, Christina Alden-Kinne's gorgeous, original Native-based musical score, Mihku Paul's inspired sets, and Brigitte Paulus’s captivating choreography under the direction of the boundary-breaking director Assunta Kent, the spirit of the Wolves who once inhabited landscapes throughout Maine and the continent are ready to howl again. Please support Wolf Song.
The show will be at Mayo Street Arts in Portland, Maine on Thursday, June 9th and Saturday, June 11th. Both shows begin at 8pm.
Funds raised will go for materials, publicity, and rental of the rehearsal and performance space. We appreciate any amount you can fund!
From our depths,
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