Copious Love Productions Presents JOURNEY WEST! The Legend of Lewis & Clark
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.
Jeremy Behrens 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
Book & Lyrics: Andrew Lee Creech
Music: Evan Barrett & Andrew Lee Creech
Director: Linnea Ingalls
Music Director: Evan Barrett
Stage Manager: Emily Cioc
Assistant Stage Manager: Kayla Imrisek
Choreographer: Randy Ford
Sound Design: Stefanie M. Senior
Lighting Design: Zane Suarez
Set Design: Hannah Ferguson
Prop Design: Parmida Ziaei
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.