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World Premiere Production

by Anya Pearson

Directed by Jamie M. Rea

Choreographed by Jeff George

Produced by Shaking the Tree Theatre.

February 15-March 16, 2019

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A FUSION OF POETRY, THEATRE, AND VIOLENT AND VISCERAL CONTEMPORARY DANCE WHICH POSES THE QUESTION:

HOW DO WE HEAL FROM TRAUMA?   


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Based on Aeschylus' tragedy "Agamemnon"

By Anya Pearson

2018 commission by orphic

February 1ST + 2ND, 2019

7:30PM @ SHOUT HOUSE

The Killing Fields, by Anya Pearson, is a riveting new drama about love, loss, and the true price of vengeance. Set in 1980's East Oakland, at the height of the crack epidemic, it reimagines the Ancient Greek play, Agamemnon, through an African American lens. Combining poetic language with great humor and heart, The Killing Fields, is a fresh take on one of history's most epic tales.

The reading is free to attend, but space is limited, so making a reservation is highly recommended.

Both performances will be followed by a post-show discussion, moderated by Orphic interns, Kyle Riper and Jenna Cady. 

The reading will feature the acting talents of:

Kisha Jarrett

Bobby Bermea

Briana Ratterman

Kayla Kelly

Jennifer LannieR

Shalanda Sims

Prentice Onayemi

Johnathan Thompson


Anya recently received the $10,000 Problem Play Commission from Bag&Baggage Theatre to adapt Measure for Measure with an African-American lens focused on the prison industrial complex.

The World Premiere of this adaptation will take place in March 2020.