The Shape She Makes
A.R.T. Season
OBERON Shows
April 5, 2014 - April 27, 2014
"A wonderfully sensual, empathetic work of art"
Ed Siegel

An ensemble of ten fuse movement and dialogue in this intriguing world premiere theatrical hybrid that explores the continual impact of childhood experiences on our adult lives as Quincy, a precocious 11-year old seeks to understand what she’s inherited from her absent father and neglectful mother. Featuring music composed by Julia Kent and Son Lux.  

The Shape She Makes Workshop Trailer, 2: 

Quincy's List

STAY: SON LUX BACKSTAGE IN PARIS

Creative team
Conceived by

Susan Misner + Jonathan Bernstein

Music Composed by

Julia Kent + Son Lux

Choreographed by

Susan Misner

Written + Directed by

Jonathan Bernstein

Scenic Design Sara Brown
Costume Design Sarah Cubbage
Light Design Dan Scully
Sound Design M. L. Dogg
Projection Design Darrel Maloney
Music Supervision Mary-Mitchell Campbell
Casting Tara Rubin Casting
Stage Manager Taylor Adamik
Cast
Michael Balderrama, Mary Cavett, Nina Goldman, Deidre Goodwin, Seán Martin Hingston, Benjamin Howes, Susan Misner, Sydney K. Penny, Jermaine Maurice Spivey, Finnerty Steeves
Additional staff
Assistant Director Sarah Johnsrude
Associate Choreographer Mary Ann Lamb
Assistant Choreographer Jaime Lynn Verazin
Assistant Stage Manager Catherine Agis
Associate Sound Designer

Elliot Davoren

A.R.T. Production Dramaturg

Fiona Kyle

Voice Coach

Jeremy Sortore

Production Associate

Ruth Lichtman

Production Interns

Kyra Atekwana + Joey Longstreet + Sam Moore

Tara Rubin Casting
Tara Rubin, CSA Eric Woodall, CSA Merri Sugarman, CSA
Lindsay Levine, CSA Kaitlin Shaw, CSA Scott Anderson

Misner’s athletic dancing is stunning for its shameless libidinousness. Her choreography and what the rest of the troupe does with it is a pleasure to behold. More

Make some calculations and find a way to get to the OBERON before this show closes on April 27.  This is one of those rare "NOT TO BE MISSED" works of art. More

“The Shape She Makes” proffers an eloquent fusion of language and movement that pushes the boundaries of dance and theater without embracing the opaqueness that marks so many experimental productions. More

... a complex and rewarding theater-dance piece that asks the question “Who determines who we are?” More

Press Releases

For Immediate Release: April 14, 2014 Contact: Kati Mitchell 617-496-2000x8841 kati_mitchell@harvard.edu     American Repertory Theater Presents ASL Interpreted Performances for THE SHAPE SHE MAKES... More
In this world premiere piece, a precocious 11-year old seeks to understand what she’s inherited from her absent father and neglectful mother. This moving and heartrending production uses a fusion of dance and theater to explore how the echoes of childhood relentlessly shape our lives.

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Ticket prices

Tickets from $25

Run time

90 Minutes - Patrons who arrive late will not be seated.

Venue

2 Arrow St.
Cambridge, MA 02138

Venue Map

Need to know

Grade 9 and Up
This dance-theater piece takes place in OBERON, and is appropriate for mature high school students age 14 and up.  It contains strong profanity and intense subject matter (including alcoholism, obesity, mental illness).

 ASL Dates: 

April 22, 7:30PM
April 27, 2:00PM

Access

Accessibilty
Assistive Listening Devices
Large Print Programs

There will be a post-show discussion after the performance on April 23 with Nancy Rappaport and after the performance on April 24 with Jill Johnson.

Performance sponsors:

The Shape She Makes was in part developed during residencies at the Eugene O'Neill Theater Center’s National Theater Institute & The Baryshnikov Arts Center in NYC.