" (also previously
entitled "Heart's Desire") is The Ghost Road Ensemble's exploration
of Sufism and the Westerners' journey into the East. Through workshops
and an ensemble driven creation process Ghost Road has employed its
unique way of working to create a piece that looks at the far reaching
influences each culture has had on the other. Our goal is to see both
sides of this divide with fresh eyes and from a different point of view
than is offered to us in the media.
The Sufi text
The Tale of the Four Dervishes, Victorian spy Richard Burton, and modern
troops collide in the desert to create a world at once mystical and
real, magical and harsh; intimate moments weave an epic tale of culture
and identity. We’ve spent the last several months generating material
in workshops and we shared our work in progress with a small audience
in April, and now we will present a full theatrical run in July and
August for four weeks.
Directed by Katharine Noon. Devised and Written by Noon and Tamadhur
Al-Aqeel. Developed in workshop by Tamadhur Al-Aqeel, Robert Patrick
Brink, Shaughn Bucholtz, David Conner, Patty Cornell, Angela Kang, Katharine
Noon, Laura Pruden, Mark Seldis, Amber Skalski, and Ronald Wingate,
Jr. Special thanks to Sayda Trujillo and Jennifer DeFilippo.
Mark Seldis. Production Design & Puppets by Alison Heimstead. Lighting
Design by Chris Wojcieszyn. Costume Design by Lisa Burke. Sound Design
by Tamadhur Al-Aqeel. Projections by Robert Patrick Brink. Stage Manager
is Jon Winans.