Logan Festival of Solo Performance
July 6 - 16, 2017
ABOUT THE FESTIVAL:
The Logan Festival of Solo Performance, the first of its kind in the DC Region, features some of the county’s most celebrated solo playwrights and performers.
EMPANADA FOR A DREAM by Juan Francisco Villa–Villa, a second generation Colombian immigrant, performs a one-man show that “is at the heart of our current national debate about what it means to be an American and how much responsibility we owe to each other.” (Chicago Tribune).
HICK: A LOVE STORY by Terry Baum–This compelling one-woman show draws on real letters to explore Lorena Hickok’s romantic relationship with First Lady Eleanor Roosevelt, highlighting the evolution of LGBTQ relationships in America.
THE GUN SHOW by E.M. Lewis (returning to 1st Stage following the extended run of her world premiere play Now Comes the Night)–Drawing on a personal history with firearms, Lewis has created a play that examines the gun control debate and how a diverse nation searches for mutual understanding.
Connecting the community through artwork, stories, and conversation. Join us for discussions surrounding the themes of our plays and the impact of these stories on the community beyond our walls.
Stay tuned for information about artist talks and Community Conversations during the Logan Festival of Solo Performance.
1st Stage Gallery
For each production in the 1st Stage season, a corresponding art show adorns the walls. The intimate and eclectic gallery is curated by local artist Deborah Conn and brings the work of some of the most exciting area artists in front of 1st Stage patrons. Enjoy a myriad of artistic styles and mediums while you explore the theater and before/after you take in a show.
In the Gallery
WORKS BY SAARALIISA YLITALO
Empty by Saaraliisa Ylitalo
I have been working in the textile arts for over 40 years. My work has always been a reflection of events, real and physiological, in my life or in the lives of those around me. So in that way my work has been about the natural weather of our lives; between turbulent and calm times. Between hope and despair. Really about our broken places and how we deal with them.
My husband and life partner of 40 years died suddenly October 2015. I could not work in my studio for months. When I began to work I chose to look at the emptiness, the isolation, and the silence left by grief. This exhibit is the result.
During my professional journey, I lived and taught abroad in Costa Rica, Japan, Peru, and South Africa. While in Kyoto for five years, I fell in love with Washi (handmade paper) and studied with a master papermaker. My work since then uses handmade paper and a myriad of fiber and paper techniques. I currently teach at the Art League School in Alexandria and Pyramid Atlantic in Hyattsville and have a studio at DC Studio Arts in Takoma DC. www.saaraliisa.com
Sunday, June 11, 4:30 to 6:30 PM