DIRECTOR . PLAYWRIGHT . VISUAL ARTIST
ARTS LEADER, EDUCATOR, CREATIVE CONSULTANT
Sometimes it is those cataclysmic moments, the ones that damage us, alter us, and drive us toward our deepest maturity.
Grace has an unusual gift. She can heal a fallen bird with her hands. But when a visitor comes to stay the night, all of that changes. A random act of cruelty alters her future forever. With the loss of her hands, Grace must regain her will to live and her love of life. Based on the folktale, The Handless Maiden, HANDLESS explores the ways in which we heal ourselves. When faced with a violent act, how do we reclaim some faith in our future?
PHOTO GALLERY- Click image below to get expanded view.
All Photos by Aidan Fraser
February 25 – March 27th, 2010 Thurs - Sat @ 8 pm
Central Stage, Richmond CA
CAST & CREW
Annamarie MacLeod Keith Davis
Anna Shneiderman Lauren Spencer
Aleph Ayin Sophia Sinsheimer
Henry Kinder DiLecia Childress
Writer & Director: Amy Sass
Assistant Director: Keith C. Davis
Producer: Anna Shneiderman
Production Management: Linda Baumgardner
Stage Management: Michelle Smith, Phil Ramey
Assistant Stage Management: Ebony Gordon, Kalid Alkaifee, Omar McCullough
Lighting Board Operator: Lance OʼDell
Set: Plamena Milusheva
Costume: Gray Morris
Lighting: Dan Weiermann
Sound: Aidan Fraser
Props: Djuna Odegard
Poster Design: Aidan Fraser
Poster Illustration: Amy Sass
Set Painting: Amy Sass, Keith C. Davis
"Ragged Wing has scored again with another original by Co-Founder Amy Sass… impressive ability to maintain the fantastic, sensitive atmosphere of such a tale, with touches of humor and creative anachronism… trees flying from the sky combine to evoke the daydream- like logic of intuition that many shows strive for without such a pleasing result."
- Berkeley Daily Planet
"A veritable odyssey: People move, time passes, space expands. Not only does Sass have to show an epic journey, she also has to fill the play with supernatural elements without relying on sight gags or pyrotechnics. Luckily, she's an extremely clever director. Sass' scenes are fast and dense — big things are revealed in little ways."
- East Bay Express