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Folger Theatre produced ''Confection'' By Third Rail Projects. Conceived and written by Zach Morris. Directed and choreographed by Zach Morris with Tom Pearson and Jennine Willett, and created in collaboration with the company.  Confection ran March 4th to March 24th 2019.     
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Folger Theatre produced ''Confection,'' by Third Rail Projects, conceived and written by Zach Morris, directed and choreographed by Zach Morris with Tom Pearson and Jennine Willett, and created in collaboration with the company.  ''Confection'' ran March 4th to March 24th 2019.     
  
[[File:Confection 1.jpg|center|thumb|800x800px|Photography by Ethan Covey]]
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[[File:Confection 1.jpg|center|thumb|800x800px|Photography by Ethan Covey]]
  
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== Synopsis ==
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Commissioned by Folger Theatre in association with [https://www.folger.edu/before-farm-to-table-early-modern-foodways-cultures Before ‘Farm to Table’: Early Modern Foodways and Cultures], Third Rail Projects’ immersive experience, ''Confection'', is a rollicking rumination on opulence, inequity, and teeny-tiny desserts. Using accounts of the extravagant banquets and sumptuous feasts held by the aristocracy of the late 17th-century as a springboard, ''Confection'' is a multi-sensory dance/theater performance that contemplates cultures of consumption and poses the questions: How much does sweetness cost, and what are we willing to devour to satisfy our appetites?
  
Commissioned by Folger Theatre in association with [https://www.folger.edu/before-farm-to-table-early-modern-foodways-cultures Before ‘Farm to Table’: Early Modern Foodways and Cultures], Third Rail Projects’ newest immersive experience, Confection, is a rollicking rumination on opulence, inequity, and teeny-tiny desserts. Using accounts of the extravagant banquets and sumptuous feasts held by the aristocracy of the late 17th-century as a springboard, Confection is a multi-sensory dance/theater performance that contemplates cultures of consumption and poses the questions: How much does sweetness cost, and what are we willing to devour to satisfy our appetites?
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In the 50-minute experience, audiences were granted exclusive access to the Folger’s magnificent Paster and Sedgwick-Bond Reading Rooms, with a performance that winds its way through these massive and ornate spaces, and are invited to savor a bite-sized delight designed by local pâtissier, The Lupin Baking Company.
 
 
In this 50-minute experience, audiences are granted exclusive access to the Folger’s magnificent Paster and Sedgwick-Bond Reading Rooms, with a performance that winds its way through these massive and ornate spaces, and are invited to savor a bite-sized delight designed by local pâtissier, The Lupin Baking Company.
 
  
 
==Production==
 
==Production==
  
 
===Cast===
 
===Cast===
* Elizabeth Carena, Performer
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* Alberto Denis, Performer  
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*Elizabeth Carena, Performer
* Joshua Dutton-Reaver, Performer
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*Alberto Denis, Performer
* Justin Lynch, Performer
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*Joshua Dutton-Reaver, Performer
* Marissa Nielsen-Pincus, Performer
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*Justin Lynch, Performer
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*Marissa Nielsen-Pincus, Performer
  
 
===Creative Team===
 
===Creative Team===
* Zach Morris, Writer & Conceived By  
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* Zach Morris, Tom Person and Jennie Willett, Directors & Choreography  
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*Zach Morris, Writer & Conceived By
* Created in Collaboration with the Company  
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*Zach Morris, Tom Person and Jennie Willett, Directors & Choreography
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*Created in Collaboration with the Company
  
 
===Production Team===
 
===Production Team===
* Tom Earson, Additional Text
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* Marissa Meilsen- Pincus, Assistant Director  
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*Tom Earson, Additional Text
* Kristina Vnook, Stage Manager  
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*Marissa Meilsen- Pincus, Assistant Director
* Sean Hagerty, Original Music and Sound Design  
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*Kristina Vnook, Stage Manager
* Isaiah Singer, Co-Composer and Guitar
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*Sean Hagerty, Original Music and Sound Design
* Karen Young, Costume Design  
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*Isaiah Singer, Co-Composer and Guitar
* Dan Daly, Assitant Scenic Design
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*Karen Young, Costume Design
* Xandra Weaver, Props Design
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*Dan Daly, Assitant Scenic Design
* Britanny Shemuga, Lighting Design  
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*Xandra Weaver, Props Design
* Alex Keen, Master Electrician  
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*Britanny Shemuga, Lighting Design
* Kelli Jones, Assistant Stage Manager  
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*Alex Keen, Master Electrician
* Jenn Pinkos, Wardrobe  
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*Kelli Jones, Assistant Stage Manager
* Neil Satterlund, Board Operator  
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*Jenn Pinkos, Wardrobe
* Lupin Baking Company, Lila Miller, Patisserie
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*Neil Satterlund, Board Operator
* Joshua Dutton-Reaver, Ephemera Coordinator  
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*Lupin Baking Company, Lila Miller, Patisserie
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*Joshua Dutton-Reaver, Ephemera Coordinator
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===Folger Theatre===
 
===Folger Theatre===
* Janet Alexander Griffin, Artistic Producer
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* Beth Emelson, Associate Artistic Producer
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*Janet Alexander Griffin, Artistic Producer
* David Polk, General Manager
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*Beth Emelson, Associate Artistic Producer
* Charles Flye, Theatre Production Manager
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*David Polk, General Manager
* Rebekah Sheffer, Assistant Technical Director
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*Charles Flye, Theatre Production Manager
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*Rebekah Sheffer, Assistant Technical Director
  
 
==Reviews==
 
==Reviews==
* [https://dcmetrotheaterarts.com/2019/03/08/confection-third-rail-folger/ DC Metro Theatre Arts]  
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* [https://mdtheatreguide.com/2019/03/theatre-review-confection-at-folger-theatre/ MD Theatre Guide]  
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*[https://dcmetrotheaterarts.com/2019/03/08/confection-third-rail-folger/ DC Metro Theatre Arts]
* [https://dctheatrescene.com/2019/03/12/review-confection-a-sumptuous-sugary-17th-century-banquet-and-its-cost/ DC Theatre Scene]
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*[https://mdtheatreguide.com/2019/03/theatre-review-confection-at-folger-theatre/ MD Theatre Guide]
* [https://www.washingtonpost.com/entertainment/theater_dance/at-this-show-you-get-to-eat-cake-but-you-might-feel-a-little-guilty-about-it/2019/03/11/5a1ee084-4150-11e9-9361-301ffb5bd5e6_story.html Washington Post]
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*[https://dctheatrescene.com/2019/03/12/review-confection-a-sumptuous-sugary-17th-century-banquet-and-its-cost/ DC Theatre Scene]
* [https://www.broadwayworld.com/washington-dc/article/BWW-Review-Spellbinding-Multi-Sensory-CONFECTION-at-Folger-Theatre-20190309 Broadway World]
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*[https://www.washingtonpost.com/entertainment/theater_dance/at-this-show-you-get-to-eat-cake-but-you-might-feel-a-little-guilty-about-it/2019/03/11/5a1ee084-4150-11e9-9361-301ffb5bd5e6_story.html Washington Post]
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*[https://www.broadwayworld.com/washington-dc/article/BWW-Review-Spellbinding-Multi-Sensory-CONFECTION-at-Folger-Theatre-20190309 Broadway World]
  
 
==Images==
 
==Images==

Latest revision as of 11:01, 4 February 2021

Folger Theatre produced Confection, by Third Rail Projects, conceived and written by Zach Morris, directed and choreographed by Zach Morris with Tom Pearson and Jennine Willett, and created in collaboration with the company. Confection ran March 4th to March 24th 2019.

Photography by Ethan Covey

Synopsis

Commissioned by Folger Theatre in association with Before ‘Farm to Table’: Early Modern Foodways and Cultures, Third Rail Projects’ immersive experience, Confection, is a rollicking rumination on opulence, inequity, and teeny-tiny desserts. Using accounts of the extravagant banquets and sumptuous feasts held by the aristocracy of the late 17th-century as a springboard, Confection is a multi-sensory dance/theater performance that contemplates cultures of consumption and poses the questions: How much does sweetness cost, and what are we willing to devour to satisfy our appetites?

In the 50-minute experience, audiences were granted exclusive access to the Folger’s magnificent Paster and Sedgwick-Bond Reading Rooms, with a performance that winds its way through these massive and ornate spaces, and are invited to savor a bite-sized delight designed by local pâtissier, The Lupin Baking Company.

Production

Cast

  • Elizabeth Carena, Performer
  • Alberto Denis, Performer
  • Joshua Dutton-Reaver, Performer
  • Justin Lynch, Performer
  • Marissa Nielsen-Pincus, Performer

Creative Team

  • Zach Morris, Writer & Conceived By
  • Zach Morris, Tom Person and Jennie Willett, Directors & Choreography
  • Created in Collaboration with the Company

Production Team

  • Tom Earson, Additional Text
  • Marissa Meilsen- Pincus, Assistant Director
  • Kristina Vnook, Stage Manager
  • Sean Hagerty, Original Music and Sound Design
  • Isaiah Singer, Co-Composer and Guitar
  • Karen Young, Costume Design
  • Dan Daly, Assitant Scenic Design
  • Xandra Weaver, Props Design
  • Britanny Shemuga, Lighting Design
  • Alex Keen, Master Electrician
  • Kelli Jones, Assistant Stage Manager
  • Jenn Pinkos, Wardrobe
  • Neil Satterlund, Board Operator
  • Lupin Baking Company, Lila Miller, Patisserie
  • Joshua Dutton-Reaver, Ephemera Coordinator

Folger Theatre

  • Janet Alexander Griffin, Artistic Producer
  • Beth Emelson, Associate Artistic Producer
  • David Polk, General Manager
  • Charles Flye, Theatre Production Manager
  • Rebekah Sheffer, Assistant Technical Director

Reviews

Images