The Hades & Persephone Project (working title, 2019 - 2020)
Our most recent project in development traces three legendary love stories through time and space. Inspired by three well-known myths of forbidden romance, the Hades & Persephone Project questions what it means to be an outsider on an island that has always had a love-hate relationship with the outsiders arriving on its shores. The project is envisioned as a site-specific immersive experience that will lead audiences on foot through a small Sicilian village.
A Ghost Story (2018)
This bittersweet short is the company’s first original story. It was developed over the course of one week in a Sicilian village and was inspired by our interactions with the local community. Playfully performed using typical household objects in unusual ways, A Ghost Story leads audiences through Messina city landmarks and leads us on an emotional exploration of Sicily’s unique relationship to home, family, ancestry, and death.
La Storia di Colapesce (2016)
Our debut performance, inspired by a Messina folk legend, was featured on RAI International and made New England Theatre Geek call us a “group to watch.” Using a wide variety of storytelling techniques, La Storia di Colapesce took audiences on a fantastical journey from the top of Mount Etna to the bottom of the Strait of Messina with our hero, a fisherman’s son with an amazing, fish-like ability to swim. This production is a love letter to the strength of the Sicilian people and an imaginative retelling of an old fable - but comes with a warning: “too much water will turn you into a fish.”