We are delighted to share the news that Kickwheel will break ground this summer on our newest original theater piece, PASSAGE. This new work will explore the history, politics, and recent thawing of the once impenetrable Northwest Passage.
This July, we will begin an immersive artist-in-residence program at the Millbrook School in Millbrook, NY. The residency provides us with artist housing and space in the school’s theater and studios in support of the development of PASSAGE and will culminate in a series of public workshop performances at the Millbrook School’s Chelsea Morrison Theater on July 17th and 18th at 7pm.
Merging original sound, virtuosic physical performance, and questionably accurate historical reenactments, PASSAGE focuses an often humorous lens on the Canadian Arctic, a hotbed of political unrest with a tragic past and an uncertain future. As an ensemble theater company, we have spent the past year writing, devising, generating, and exploring diverse source materials including researched accounts, news reports, letters, and interviews.
As theater makers creating new work, the feedback we receive from our community is a huge part of our creative process and we hope you can join us! Reactions to these first public showings will inform how this project grows, evolves, and changes.