Dream Up Festival 2013

To Dream of Trees title

– World Premiere


Written by: Lavinia Roberts.

Directed by: Lily Raabe.

Composer: Ahmed Alabaca.

Puppetry by: Gina Grandi.

To Dream of Trees is an imaginative piece of storytelling set in a world that is best described as an "apocalyptic dystopia". In a future where everything is a commodity and human beings worship waste, a young girl begins to have dreams of strange creatures with branches and leaves. The audience is taken on a strange, magical journey to find the roots of humanity, faith, friendship, and the lost language of trees. Using masks, puppets, movement, and original music, our cast and crew will transport you to an enchanting reality where myth is real and anything can happen. For more information and to meet our cast, visit our website at: http://todreamoftrees.blogspot.com/


Cabaret Theater


Monday - August 19 - 6:30pm
Wednesday - August 21 - 9pm
Friday - August 23 - 6:30pm
Sunday - August 25 - 5pm
Tuesday - August 27 - 9pm

Running time: To Dream of Trees is 70 Minutes $15.

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Lily Raabe (director) is a director, teaching artist and arts activist. She holds her B.A. degree in Performance, Stage Management and Costume Design from University of Portland and her M.A. in Educational Theatre from NYU. Lily has worked with many theatre companies including Oregon Children’s Theatre, Northwest Children’s Theatre,Theatre Askew (a NYC company that facilitates the development of professional theatre with at-risk LGBTQ students), Rehabilitation Through the Arts (bringing Theatre of the Oppressed workshops into maximum security prisons), and Opening Act where she is currently employed as a staff member and Lead Teaching Artist for 2 year-long residencies.

Lavinia Roberts (playwrght) is an activist, performance artist, and playwright. She has published over a dozen plays with Heuer Publishing, Meriwether Publishing, Brooklyn Publishers, One Act Play Depot, and others. Her work has been produced with the Subversive Theatre Collective in Buffalo, NY, the Stone Soup Theatre in Seattle, Washington, the Los Angeles Women’s Theatre Project, and the Bloomington Playwrights Project, in Bloomington, Indiana, and others. Her full length play, "Countring Skunks", won the 2011 Mario Fratti-Fred Newman Political Playwriting Award at the Castillo Theatre in New York City. She is a member of the Women’s Work Lab at the New Perspective Theatre. Her work has been featured in NYC at Dixon Place, Boomerang Theatre Company, the Dirty Blondes, Emerging Artist Theatre, with the Sparrow Tree Theatre Company, New York University, the Manhattan Repertory Theatre, the Secret Theatre, the Metropolitan Playhouse, and others.



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