New York, NY @ CSV Cultural Center – Jan 13th-28th, 2006
"...intelligent and visually striking" – OFFOFFONLINE
"an audacious triumph... leaps beyond the ordinary world to create a wholly theatrical universe" – VARIETY
Theater Mitu presents a production of Ahraihsak (previously titled Dhammashok) at New York’s CSV Center. The piece is an epic and mythical play, rooted in a story from ancient India. With over 40 characters played by twelve actors, Ahraihsak follows a regal prince as he transforms into a ruthless warrior striving to unite his country, and his subsequent conversion to Buddhism.
SCENIC DESIGN AND CHOREOGRAPHY: Scott SpahrLIGHTING DESIGN: Ryan MuellerCOSTUME DESIGN: Miranda HoffmanPUPPET DESIGN: Ben FoxMASK DESIGN: Lori PetermannORIGINAL MUSIC: Jef EvansORIGINAL SONGS AND MUSIC DIRECTION: Todd AlmondDRAMATURGY: Jocelyn Clarke, Scott Spahr, Miranda Hoffman, Mark SchultzSTAGE MANAGER: Rebecca Griffin
Aysan Celik, Airrion Doss, Ben Fox, Carmen M. Herlihy, Jason Lew, Jenni-Lynn Brick, Darren Pettie, Mark Schultz, Corey Sullivan, Peggy Trecker
Produced and presented by Theater Mitu at New York’s Clemente Soto Velez Center as part of The Public Theater’s Under the Radar Festival (as curated by Mark Russell)