Source Material’s staging of King Lear is a transgressive collage of devised material around Shakespeare’s original text. Devoid of the title character, Source Material’s King Lear elevates the disenfranchised characters, who attempt to navigate the tumultuous world in which the abuse of power reigns supreme. This production blurs the line between narrative and non-narrative, classical and original, in a highly visual meditation on the consequences of patriarchy, transfiguring that which is familiar into an elemental dream escape. King Lear premiered April 11th-13th, 2019 in Los Angeles, CA, at the Bootleg Theater.
Directed by Samantha Shay // Scenic Design by Melanie Waingarten /// Lighting Design by Christine Ferriter // Costume Design by Angela Trivino // Original music by Jófríður Ákadóttir, Paul Evans, Áslaug Magnúsdóttir & Steve Nalepa ///Performed by Nini Julia Bang, Ditte Berkeley, Annemarie Debruijn, Annelise Lawson, and Bob Wicks
Monument (work in progress) is a devised theatre piece inspired by Shakespeare's King Lear, created by Source Material.
Directed by Samantha Shay
Performed by: Nini Julia Bang, Ditte Berkeley, Annemarie Debrujin, Annelise Lawson, Sophie Netanel, and Bob Wicks.
Original Music by JFDR, Aslaug Magnusdottir, & Paul Evans.
Scenic elements and lighting by Nicole Pearce
Filmed by Victoria Sendra
All footage from rehearsals while in residency at the LungA Arts Festival in Iceland in July 2018.
Excerpt from HOUSE OF THE LIVING (work in progress), developed in residency at the CoHo Lab in Portland, Oregon, in August 2018. Material performed and created by Nini Julia Bang and Samantha Shay.
an original performance concert by nini julia bang
directed by samantha shay
a durational incantation of celestial rhythm, performed almost entirely in darkness, enveloping the audience in sound from all sides.
created in collaboration w composer and vocalist KÁRYYN. sound is the connective tissue of the piece, rearranging and challenging the value system of our kinaesthetic awareness in live performance.
Director: Samantha Shay
Original Music by KÁRYYN
Scenic Design: Vincent Richards
Lighting Design: Alexander Freer
Sound Engineering: Paul Evans
Traditional song transmission: Nini Julia Bang
Performed by Samantha Shay, KÁRYYN, Emily Jackson, Jodie Landau, Suzanne Sterling, and Nini Julia Bang.
Assistant Director: Suzanne Sterling
Production Manager: Chelsea DuVall
Producer: Dagny Berglind Gisladottir
Assistant Producer: Gerri Ravyn Stanfield
Filmed and edited by Victoria Sendra
Directed and Choreographed by Samantha Shay and Sam Szabo
Original Concept by Samantha Shay, Sandy Simona, and Sam Szabo
Lighting Design by Daniel Norman
Costume Design by Amy Millan-Johnson and Samantha Shay
Sound Design by Samantha Shay and Sam Szabo
Music performed by Izela Collective: Lauren Baba, Rusty Kennedy, Max Kutner, Ryan Parrish, Sean Woodman, and Greg Zilboorg.
Produced by Julie Dietz, Samantha Shay, Sam Szabo, and Brittany Woodford.
Performed by Rachael Caselli, James Cowan, Miles Hartfelder, Kaiso Hill, Brittany Lau, Keenan Reilly, Sadie Schwolsky, Sandy Simona, Emily Spalding, and Sam Szabo.
Filmed by Travers Jacobs and Victoria Sendra
developed from 2012-2016
An original piece by Source Material
Original Concept by Sam Szabo
Directed by Samantha Shay
Performed by James Cowan, Brenna Frederickson, Erica Jansson, Raven Scott, Samantha Shay, Kevin Whitmire, and Jennifer Zheng.
Lighting by Samantha Shay
Costumes by Mieko Romming
Filmed by Joshua Ballinger
Edited by Samantha Shay