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Thursday, September 23 at 7:30PM
Friday, September 24 at 7:30PM
Conceived and created by Kaneza Schaal and Christopher Myers
Directed by Kaneza Schaal
Written and designed by Christopher Myers
Produced by ArKtype/Thomas O. Kriegsmann
Cartography is a contemporary theatrical work that explores the commonalities of migration, using both concrete and metaphorical maps to illustrate the migration of families from around the world. Created by acclaimed author and illustrator Christopher Myers and director Kaneza Schaal — and inspired by the artists’ work with refugee youth — the play charts the harrowing journeys of several young refugees searching for asylum. “A wonder of theater-making, Cartography is a production full of cracking storytelling” (DC Metro Theatre Arts), brought to vivid life with riveting design, innovative technology and fresh staging that powerfully conveys the interior and exterior lives of the young refugees whose journeys we follow. Through the inventive use of cell phones, audiences are invited to chart their own migration — considering the journeys they and their neighbors have taken, and the stories that have yet to be told.
This engagement of Cartography is made possible through the ArtsCONNECT program of Mid Atlantic Arts Foundation with support from the National Endowment for the Arts.
Support for Cartography funded in part by Marion Park Lewis Foundation.
New This Year: Digital Programs!
Shenandoah Conservatory is launching digital programs for the 2021/22 season! We’re always looking for ways to improve your audience experience and provide more ways to connect with our students, faculty and guest artists from around the world. The digital program is best viewed on your mobile or tablet device.
Concessions will be available for purchase beginning one hour prior to this performance.
Accommodations for disabilities may be arranged by contacting the Box Office at least three days prior to the performance.
Conceived and Created by Kaneza Schaal & Christopher Myers
Directed by Kaneza Schaal
Written & Designed by Christopher Myers
Produced by ArKtype / Thomas O. Kriegsmann
Lighting & Production Management by Chelsie McPhilimy
Interactive Video Design by Joshue Ott (US) with Pierre Depaz, Grace Huang, Andrija Klaric, and Mateo Juvera Molina (Abu Dhabi)
Sound Design by Anthony Sertel Dean
Created in Collaboration with Performers MALAIKA UWAMAHORO, NOOR HAMDI, VICTORIA NASSIF & JANICE AMAYA
CARTOGRAPHY was made possible by the generous support of The Joyce Foundation, and was workshopped and presented as a rehearsed reading in April 2018 at the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts as part of New Visions/New Voices 2018.
Commissioned by John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts; The Arts Center at NYU Abu Dhabi, Playhouse Square, Cleveland; Wesleyan Center for the Arts, Wesleyan University, CT; and with development support provided by Young People’s Theatre, Toronto, ON, Canada.
Developed as part of New Victory Lab Works at The New Victory Theater in New York City, and at The Performing Garage as part of The Performing Garage Presents Residency Program.
Photos by Elman Studio