Cosmic Orchid
       curating integrative theatre

Gratitude to our gracious audience members for making The Voire Dire Project 1.5 at TNC's Dream Up Festival such a wonderful success...

Kudos to a magnificent creative team!

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Community Theater @ TNC's Dream Up Festival


Thursday, 9/7 6:30 PM

Friday, 9/8 9 PM

Saturday, 9/9 5 PM

Sunday, 9/10 2 PM

Monday, 9/11 6:30 PM

Thursday, 9/14 6:30 PM

Friday, 9/15 9 PM

Saturday, 9/16 8 PM

“A magnificent tapestry of image and story!”


An AEA Showcase production of:

J. Lois Diamond’s In Alabama, directed by Liz Amadio

Inspired by Puberty by Avron Soyer

With Mary Tierney* and Elizabeth Vermiliyea


Liz Amadio’s In the Attic, directed by Danielle Earle

Inspired by Postcard - excerpt of Dick Tass by Susan Tammany

with Kendra Augustin & Courtney Vinson


Maxine Kern’s Dostoyevsky, directed by Liz Amadio

Inspired by Winter Home by Avron Soyer

with Donald Chang, Jane Rubinsky & Susan Skosko


Coni Koepfinger’s AfterLife (excerpt), directed by Joan Kane.

Inspired by The Invasion by Cindi Cericola

with Lani Cerveris Cataldi & Stark Wilz

Set Design by Lindsay Shields

Lighting Design by Bruce A! Kraemer

Stage Manager: Victor Vauban Junior

Sound/Lighting: Bandele Prioleau

Production Associate/Projection: Jane Silverstein

Art Curation Coordinators: Claude Isbell/Maxine Kern

Video Artist: Jonah Farley

*Appearing courtesy of Actors Equity Association

Photos courtesy of Chuyao He

About the Project:

In the Spring of 2016, Cosmic Orchid produced the inaugural cycle of its signature production, The Voire Dire Project. Through Integrative Theatre, four theatrical teams each developed a one-act play inspired by a separate work of visual art (all paintings). This production is a reincarnation of those plays, revised and developed - casting actors in different roles, and integrating the creative teams of each play. In addition to the performances, the Dream Up Festival includes a full curation of the art work in the gallery adjacent to the theatre where the plays are performed. The inspiration continues with a metamorphosis of the performance, and a new vision of the project - a moving audience experience!


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To create a story of Truth from a shared imagination and lives.

 - Maxine Kern (Playwright)

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