We are pleased to announce that DogEar has been commissioned by the City of Tempe to continue to develop a new adaptation of the Persephone myth, for it's Arizona premiere on March 22, 2019 in Scudder Park! The team is currently working with elementary, high school and adult artists to create a production specific to Tempe residents!
Our Professional Artists include:
Concept Creator/Director: Danica Rosengren
Concept Creator/Artistic Producer: Tiana Turner
Head Designer: Eric Villiers
Managing Producer: Joanna Guevara
Costume Designer: Emily Haste
Draper: Alexa Marron
In the summer of 2017, DogEar was invited to attend an arts residency at the Barn Arts Collective in Bass Harbor, Maine. We spent the week exploring the myth of Persephone and how we can transform the myth so that the story centers around the namesake of the piece. We brought artists together from Phoenix, Chicago, and Nashville to create a group of "core artists" to help devise this piece.
Throughout the next three years, we plan on traveling to different parks throughout the country--morphing this piece to fit the landscape of each place. For instance, in Maine, we utilized lobster cages, natural plants of that area, and picnic tables. Each rendition of the production will be unique to the region in which it is produced.
Our core artists come from all over the country.
Emily Paige Faith
Our core artists in Maine discussing the new adaptation in Acadia National Park!