[Theatre] 7AM: Di Mattina (Pioneers Go East Collective)

Take Me With You

Vola Canzone

Wolf & Sheep

Canzone Palomba Bianca

APRIL 2013

Based on Francis of Assisi’s allegories and hallucinations, 7AM: Di Mattina (7AM: The Morning) is a performance and visual installation with original arias in early Italian idioms juxtaposed with an electroacoustic live sound, coupled with live video evoking isolated figures in urban setting and contrasted with projected art inspired by natural landscapes. 7AM: Di Mattina consists of a series of hallucinations experienced by young Francis of Assisi which take place early in the morning inside his room. Francis, who has spent months recovering after returning from war, has visions that he does not understand.

Gian Marco Lo Forte (concept & direction, libretto); Maura Nguyen Donohue (choreographer); Daniel Nelson (associate director); Michael Hughes (assistant director); Adam Cuthbért (composer, sound designer); Kathryn Lieber (video design); Jiyoun Chang (lighting design); Abby Felder (dramaturge, costumes & mask design); Mark Tambella (paintings & projected drawings); Vinny Troiani (stage manager); Kyle Kravette (video cam operator/associate lighting designer). Performers (stage): Brian Walters, Dorothy James Loechel, Emily Asaro, Giacomo Rocchini, Daniel Nelson, Michael Lapinsky. Performers (music): Ashely Winland, Elise Brancheau, Rebecca Hudelson