NOT EVERY MOUNTAIN
designed by Thomas Graves, with text written by Kirk Lynn
and original compositions by Peter Stopschinski.This is one of Rude Mechs’ most beguiling performance ideas in a long time. Get in on it early, while it’s still a work-in-progress and help us make it more and better.So – it’s like this. We will gather to build a mountain using pulleys, cranks, magnets and string. We will shift your sense of scale again and again with simple magic – fly over the mountains, relax in the hidden valleys.Come enjoy this one-of-a-kind experience with original soundscapes and music by Peter Stopschinski. A meditative litany by Kirk Lynn. Leave your cell phones on, let us borrow a few of them to light the mountains, to play bird songs and thunder as the rain comes through, to record the clouds.If you want a play about characters: stay away, this is not that play.If you want a mellow meditation on change, permanence and our place in the natural world, please be our guests.
Performances by Eva Claycomb, Pete Dahlberg, Thomas Graves, Kevin Jacaman, Alexandra Bassiakou Shaw, Jennifer Kidwell, Derek Kolluri, Kirk Lynn, Kelsey Oliver, and Panda Landa, with costume design by Aaron Flynn, lighting design by Brian H Scott, sound design and original music by Peter Stopschinski, and scenic design by Pete Dahlberg. Jasmine Kurys is production stage manager, and crew are Alex Suha and Tyler Kosmak.
Not Every Mountain is the first episode in Perverse Results, our long-form experiment in episodic collaboration.Episode 2, Gragariart, by Lana Lesley & Peter Stopschinski, will be presented August 2017.