The UC San Diego Department Of Theatre And Dance Presents THE SKRIKER By Caryl Churchill
The UC San Diego Department of Theatre and Dance presents The Skriker by Caryl Churchill, directed by Jon Reimer.
An ancient fairy transforms itself into objects and people as it pursues Lily and Josie, two teenage mothers whom it befriends, manipulates, seduces and entraps. Blending naturalism, horror and magical realism, The Skriker is a fantastical story of love, loss, and revenge.
The show runs from Mar. 13-17 at 7:30 PM with a matinee on Mar. 17 at 2:00 PM. Performances are in Arthur Wagner Theatre in the Joan and Irwin Jacobs Theatre District on UC San Diego's campus: 2910 La Jolla Village Drive, La Jolla, CA. For information about parking, please see the website.
Tickets are $20 for regular performances. Subscriptions and group rates are available. Student tickets are $10 for regular performances. Faculty, staff, alumni and senior citizen discounts available as well. Tickets can be purchased online or by calling the box office at (858) 534-4574.
The cast features Cassandra Gutierrez (Josie), Yan Chen (Lily), Molly Adea (Skriker), Jalani Blankenship (Skriker), Erin Li (Skriker), Ryan Martinez (Skriker), Sylvette Teman (Skriker), Olivia Torres (Skriker), Cerres Trinh (Skriker), Isabele De Lima (Josie u/s) Sara Gray (Ensemble), Alexandra King (Ensemble), Levani Korganashvii (Ensemble), Emma Langton (Ensemble), Stephen Lightfoot (Ensemble), Natalie Lin (Lily u/s), Mary Mars (Ensemble), Andrew Olson (Ensemble), August Robinson (Ensemble), Jamie Scangarella (Skriker u/s).
The production staff includes Jon Reimer (Director), Nancy Chao (Scenic Designer), Samantha Englander (Costume Designer), Michelle Yang Xiao (Lighting Designer), James Reid (Sound Designer), Kristen Tregar (Dramaturg), Farah Dinga (Assistant Director), Isabele De Lima (Assistant Costume Designer), Thomas Goss (Assistant Costume Designer), Michael Romero (Assistant Costume Designer), Valerie Lam (Assistant Lighting Designer), Bryan P. Clements (Production Stage Manager), Hope Ding (Assistant Stage Manager), Hazel Park (Assistant Stage Manager).
About the playwright: Caryl Churchill is a British playwright known for dramatising the abuses of power, for her use of non-naturalistic techniques, and for her exploration of sexual politics and feminist themes. Her early work developed Bertolt Brecht's modernist dramatic and theatrical techniques of Epic theatre to explore issues of gender and sexuality. From 1986 onwards, she began to experiment with forms of dance-theatre, incorporating techniques developed from the performance tradition initiated by Antonin Artaud with his 'Theatre of Cruelty'. This move away from a clear Fabel dramaturgy towards increasingly fragmented and surrealistic narratives characterises her work as postmodernist.
About the director: Jon Reimer is a fourth-year PhD student. His research is centered around performance in post-WWII Japan and pedagogical issues regarding ego. He received a BA in Theatre Arts with a minor in Asian Studies from Muhlenberg College in Allentown, Pennsylvania. UC San Diego credits: Baby Teeth (Director, WNPF 2017), Scenes from an Execution(Director), Angels in America, Part Two: Perestroika (Director), Boston Marriage (Director), Borealis (AD/Dramaturg), Angels in America, Part One: Millennium Approaches (AD/Dramaturg), The Cherry Orchard (AD/Dramaturg), Golden Boy(Frank/Mickey). Other directing credits: Songs for a New World, The Insanity of Mary Girard, The Pillow of Kantan (world premiere), Pippin, Once Upon a Mattress, Into the Woods, A Kabuki Christmas Carol (world premiere).