Boston Theater Company Announces MOVE YOUR FACE
Boston Theater Company, the organization that produced Finish Line: A Documentary Play About the 2013 Boston Marathon, is excited to announce preview performances of its devised piece MOVE YOUR FACE, March 8-16, 2019 at Boston Playwrights' Theatre. The limited run will precede the world premiere in 2020, and follows a workshop performance last June.
Move Your Face (MYF) is a wordless play featuring live music. Rooted in the idea that actions speak louder than words, the actors become storytellers who use their body and movement to tell the story, along with masks, music, shadow, and props. Through careful improvisation and extensive script writing, the team creates scripted scenes and spends the rehearsal period removing each and every word. The show builds on the notion that our mouths can easily lie, but our bodies cannot.
MYF follows the story of a millennial named Sara as she navigates the modern world of dating. Following bad Tinder date after bad Tinder date, she grows weary of the contemporary online dating scene. With her two best friends by her side, Sara starts to discover what is important in her life.
Producing artistic director Joey Frangieh shares, "Through multiple labs and workshops we've been exploring ways to tell stories that represent the change in how we as humans communicate. While it's all too easy to hide with the mask of social media, our bodies - in person, human to human contact - cannot lie. The way we tell this story represents the cultural shifts in how we build relationships." Frangieh continues, "In an age where social media and online dating are more prevalent than ever - the way we date, and meet new people has changed. As artists we are excited to explore new ways to tell these very real stories of navigating the dating world."
The cast includes Ivy Ryan, Grace Trapnell, Lindsay Eagle, Dominic Carter, Simon Rogers, and Nick Perron. It is directed by Joey Frangieh and assistant directed by Amie Lytle. The design team is comprised of Maggie Kearnan (scenery and props), Nate Shaffer (sound/live music), and Emily Bearce (lighting). Audrey Seraphin will stage manage.
Tickets are now on sale and are $35 (student and senior tickets are $20) and can be purchased at Bostontheater.org