A World Premiere Musical Skewering Lewis & Clark Comes to Seattle

By: Apr. 04, 2018
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In 1804, President Thomas Jefferson enlisted Meriwether Lewis and William Clark's Corps of Discovery to explore the uncharted West and find an all-water route across North America to unite sea with shining sea.

This is the narrative we were taught.

Sign on for Journey West! The Legend of Lewis and Clark and join an epic quest that re-blazes the historic trail to the Pacific through song, dance, and Sasquatch in this whimsical and irreverent send-up of one of America's most beloved origin stories.

Embark on this outrageous musical excursion and explore how we as a country choose to tell the stories of our past. If history is written by the victors, then what does it look like through the lens of the disenfranchised? Who gets to tell their story vs. who gets their story told for them? ...and who becomes a footnote? With Journey West! The Legend of Lewis and Clark we aim to change this narrative as our diverse, genderqueer cast and crew bring this adventure to the stage.

Copious Love Productions is overjoyed to premiere our thirteenth full-length production as we, along with the writer Andrew Lee Creech, invite you into truly untrodden territory with this world-premiere musical. Andrew is a writer, performer, and musician proudly hailing from the Pacific Northwest. He is dedicated to telling fun, unique, and important stories, while fostering the growth, success, and visibility of young POC artists.

ENSEMBLE

Zack Summers as MERIWETHER LEWIS

Jordan Moeller as William Clark

Antwan Crawford as YORK

Kat Schelonka as JOSEPHINE

Varsha Raghavan as RUBY

Nikki Suyama as SACAGAWEA

Keenan Ward as CHARBONNEAU

Matt Dela Cruz as Thomas Jefferson/ENSEMBLE

Sam Turner, ENSEMBLE

Francesca Betancourt, ENSEMBLE

Lexi Chipman, ENSEMBLE

Sarah Rose Nottingham, ENSEMBLE

ARTISTIC TEAM

Writer: Andrew Lee Creech

Director: Linnea Ingalls

Music Director: Evan Barrett

Stage Manager: Emily Cioc

Assistant Stage Manager: Kayla Imrisek

Lighting Design: Zane Suarez

Set Design: Hannah Ferguson

Hair & Makeup Design: Saya Jean

Costume Design: Fantasia Oslund

Puppet Design: Zane Exactly

Dramaturg: Anthea Carns

Video Design: Ian Rich

ABOUT COPIOUS LOVE PRODUCTIONS:

Copious Love Productions is a Seattle theatre company focused on cultivating original works. We strive to develop fun interactive experiences for a more vibrant community of art, artists and audiences. the company began in 2010 and soon blossomed into an artistic respite for many. We have created thirteen all-original productions, sustained a Partner Artist relationship with Shunpike and maintained membership with Theatre Puget Sound. This Project is supported, in part by a grant from 4Culture. Copious Love believes that we can cultivate incredible art by amplifying the creativity of our community at large. Please visit copiouslove.com for complete information.

Copious Love Productions is powered by Shunpike. Shunpike is the 501(c)(3) non-profit agency that provides independent arts groups in Washington State with the services, resources, and opportunities they need to forge their own paths to sustainable success.



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