A Lot to Ask
a new poem of politics, love and resistance
Prema’s third full-length solo work delves into the personal as political on a global scale, featuring an overhead projector, shadow puppetry, storytelling, spoken word and dance. A Lot to Ask, pushes the boundaries of theatre to find out what’s truly at risk - weaving narrative through terrain as vast as neo-colonialism, immigration law, Black Lives Matter and racial division, the pollution of water bodies, and why love may be the most pragmatic gesture in reclaiming our shared humanity. Prema premiered her newest work in the Berkshires last July 2016, and plans to tour it in the future.
Details for Touring:
A Lot to Ask is highly adaptable and shifts its content and structure in relation to place, people, and time. Its sensitive to the pulse of what's happening now - emphasizing issues that are most heated in our world as they arise, as well as local issues, and the history of local bodies of water.
While A Lot to Ask is ideally performed as a site specific piece in industrial/wild areas and spaces near bodies of water, it can also be adapted to be performed indoors.
Aside from a small support crew that travels with the show, local theatre/ dance artists and students are also needed at each venue to join the production crew.
A Lot to Ask can be performed in conjunction with a workshop, speaking engagement, or talk-back.
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To book a site-specific, or indoor performance, please contact here.
Photos: Beau Bernatchez