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The story of the end of our lives told in our youth, a collectively imagined autobiography about the unraveling of memory, at the Edinburgh Fringe
The story of the end of our lives told in our youth, a collectively imagined autobiography about the unraveling of memory, at the Edinburgh Fringe
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'Sundowning' is often experienced by people with dementia or Alzheimer's. This syndrome causes agitation and hallucinations during the daily cycle, especially as the evening approaches.

Our group of artists, from the theater, music and writing programs at the California Institute of the Arts, has been exploring aging, mental health and dementia. We are creating a script for workshopping in May and will then spend June and July refining, rehearsing and preparing to tour the show for its August premier at the Edinburgh Fringe, as part of the largest arts festival in the world.

"At Sundown" is the story of the end of our lives told in our youth. A collectively imagined autobiography about the unraveling of memory. A joyous physical theater collage about clinging to the past and letting it go.

From the same company that brought “I like it to be a play every afternoon” to the Fringe in 2009:

“...evoke[s] complex psychologies, acute social mores, and distinctive relationships in fragments of drama, music and movement...an hour spent in good company.” - Three Weeks,

“gentle satire with imaginative, sharp, intuitive performances by Jenny Greer and Sallie Merkel.” - EdinburghGuide.com

We are raising money to cover travel for our six company members traveling to Edinburgh.

Thanks for your support!

Ian Garrett
E. M. Gimenez
Jenny Greer
Henry Hoke
Jacob Loeb
Sallie Merkel
Zoe Aja Moore
Ellen Reid

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    A thank you postcard from Edinburgh from the whole company, mention in the program and on the website, updates, and access to development content. And a complimentary ticket to the show in Edinburgh.

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    Above, a digital copy of our working script, a one-of-a-kind actual polaroid memory of us from Edinburgh.

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    Above, a signed copy of the show poster from the Edinburgh Fringe, a CD of the original music from the show, and a video thank you from all of as atop Arthur's Seat in Edinburgh!

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    Above, a DVD of the final Fringe production and an "At Sundown" Fringe 2010, company t-shirt.

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