Press Release from November 2008:
Brand New Form of Personal Story-telling
Theater Emerges in Detroit
DETROIT–The Story Owners Collective announces a Detroit premier of THE RED THREAD: Interwoven Performance Portraits. Performances will be held on November 20 and 22, 2008, Thursday and Saturday, 7:30PM, at The Marlene Boll Theatre, located inside the Boll Family YMCA, at 1401 Broadway, Detroit. Both showings are open to the public and FREE of charge.
THE RED THREAD uses personal narrative to honor individual journeys while revealing social interconnectedness. This intimate form of personal as political mirrors an experimental trend blossoming across New York stages and around the country. An ancient Chinese proverb speaks of an invisible red thread of destiny, which connects all humans to each other. It is said that this magical cord may tangle or stretch but will never break.
Four Detroit-based artists make up the Story Owners Collective. During the course of the play, they fuse their writing, acting and dance talents into an interwoven solo performance collage. Cara Graninger dances her story, ALL OVER THE MAP. Peter Putnam performs THE LOVE SONG OF FATHER-SON, Parts 1 and 2. Julie Rosier presents SHEROES, VOICES AND BLISS, an autobiographical one-woman show. And, Ce’Ann Yates combines selections from her fictional show, TICK TOCK, with autobiographical monologue in, WHEN BREATH WAS AUTOMATIC.
This production is made possible by the generous support of Y Arts Detroit, Cass Corridor Neighborhood Development Corporation, Trumbullplex and the Boggs Center.