NEITHER THERE, NOR HERE
Neither There, Nor Here is an original, multimedia, interdisciplinary memory play-meets-cooking show directed by A Host of People co-director Sherrine Azab and collectively created by the ensemble. Neither There, Nor Here focuses on the experience of people with liminal identities of race, gender, culture and sexuality who live between so-called traditional binaries to create their own cultures that move beyond more typical either/or identities—all through the lens of a live televised cooking show. Azab acts as host and “chef de cuisine” while the five other performers will each lead a segment that delves into their personal identities. As the performers tell their stories, family photos are projected onto the set by Azab who controls a live-feed camera and each story spills into other more theatrical modes from table-top theater, to strange dances, to a pop song sing-along.
Conceived & Directed by Sherrine Azab & Jake Hooker
Featuring: Torri Lynn Frances, Sam Moltmaker, Karilu Salarc, Chris Jakob, Sherrine Azab, Salakastar Salakastar, & Maddy Rager
Dorothy Melander-Dayton (sets & costumes), Jake Hooker (projections), and Chantel Gaidica (lights)
Premiered in Detroit January 2018
Ready to Tour Winter/Spring 2018
Neither There, Nor Here is made possible by The Knight Foundation, The Foundation for Contemporary Arts, and The New England Foundation for the Arts, as well as our generous individual donors. The piece was developed in partnership with Cleveland Public Theatre and N'Namdi Center for Contemporary Arts.
Photos: Dustin Drankoski