My Sister was the First to Fly, Dance Theater
“…Sister Fly…” is more than an evening of dance, It is a rich story told through the choreographic lens of two best friends with the help of everyone they know. We are working with a community of professional artists to bring this show from the depths of inspiration to a fully realized stage. Collaboration is our love, it allows an idea to go from the smallest image in your head to something much larger than one person can achieve. It is through collaboration that art becomes community.
Help us self-produce a Collaborative Dance Theater Work, celebrating a community of talented artists
My Sister was the First to Fly, A Multidisciplinary Dance Theater Show
My Sister was the First to Fly is (loosely) Based on “Birds”, a short story by Ovation Award-Winning playwright Meghan Brown
Premiering September 8-10 at Bootleg Theatre in Los Angeles
“…Sister Fly…” is more than an evening of dance, It is a rich story told through the choreographic lens of two best friends with the help of everyone they know. We are working with a community of professional artists to bring this show from the depths of inspiration to a fully formed, fully realized stage. Multidisciplinary collaboration is our love, it allows an idea to go from the smallest image in your head to something much larger than one person can achieve. It is through collaboration that art becomes community. With this in mind, we are using talent from every corner and every art form of the community we surround ourselves in and for that we need your help!
The Story follows two sisters, one of which turns into a bird and flies away unexpectedly. The other sister embarks on a journey through a desert world of mystical creatures, birdcage in hand, hoping to find her beloved sibling. Exploring themes of familial love, attachment, and one’s self in relation to the world, we hope that this show gives each audience member a glimpse inside their own minds and hearts (and warm comfy fuzzy feelings, too).
We feel a refreshed appreciation for the arts in Los Angeles right now. In a city saturated by commercial entertainment, live theater is holding it’s own. We want to be a part of that conversation and bring our diverse experiences as entertainers in Brooklyn, NY to a city with so much rich art blossoming. When you exit the theater after watching “…Sister Fly…” you may wonder what on earth just hit your eyeballs and I guarantee you will leave wanting more.
HOW WILL YOUR DONATION HELP?
In today’s artistic environment performers often give their time for free. We are working hard to make sure that all dancers and actors in this show receive the payment they deserve.
This Show features 10 of the most fabulous people we know:
Julia Aks, Brett Lord Proia, Sean Cruz, Emily Gibson, Maddy Wager, Alana Marie Cheuvront, Mary Borrowman, Jennice Butler, and Natalie Fryman
We have booked BOOTLEG THEATER for the 3-night run of “Sister Fly” and we could not be more excited. Bootleg is a generous supporter of the LA Theater Community. You can help us pay for booking this space.
We have enlisted the help of brilliant designers to bring this production into the physical realm. Ray Salas is our Sound Designer. Tina Matthews of GLOM Collectiveis working on wearable art pieces. Michael W. Marras is making original digital art to be displayed as part of the show. Judy P Elle is making paper art sculptures for our set design. Yolanda Royster is our Lighting Designer. Gisele Vega is our Stage Manager. There is a community of artists dedicated to bringing this show to life. We will be renting and buying various lighting tools to bring the space to life and enhance the visual landscape, creating a stage set that will bring the audience into the colorful world we have created.
(Our campaign video was produced by Lou Baldanza, and for this, we are extremely grateful)
Poster Art by Jesi Jean