• 2012-2013 Season,  Gone Missing/Cleverest Thief

    Putting Ideas into action

    by Ariel Mitchell, dramaturg So far in the process we have been focusing on finding stories and putting them together into interesting theatrical moments that will engage the audience member and will explore how we deal with loss as Provoans. One of the moments was created out of the idea of retracing steps, one of the first tactics we use once we realize something is lost. This moment called for a stylized dance to an original song in which actors search for something they can’t find over and over again in the same way every time. However, we are actors, writers, and designers, not dancers so we invited choreographers to help…

  • 2012-2013 Season,  Gone Missing/Cleverest Thief

    Getting to know Provo

    by Ariel Mitchell, dramaturg One of the main reasons to devise a piece of theater is to get a feeling for the place where the company chooses to conduct interviews and the people who make it up. How do we deal with loss differently in Provo, UT than in Manhattan, NY or any other place in the world? We are a different community made up of different groups who hold different values. But funny thing about this going out into the community… we are learning new things about the place that we thought we knew. Here are some examples: Provo… …is the third largest city in Utah. …is named after…