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Ada/Ava

Bereaved of her twin sister Ava, septuagenarian Ada solitarily marks time in the patterns of a life built for two. However, a traveling carnival and a trip to a mirror maze plunges her into a journey across the thresholds of life and death. Set in a landscape of the New England gothic, Ada/Ava uses a story of the fantastic and super natural to explore mourning and melancholy, self and other.

Ada/Ava premiered in 2013.

Premiered in 2013

Created by Manual Cinema
Concept and Direction by Drew Dir
Devised by Drew Dir, Sarah Fornace and Julia Miller
Original Score & Sound Design by Ben Kauffman & Kyle Vegter

Honors & Awards

LAUREL BEST DESIGN
LAUREL OFFICIAL SELECTION TEHRAN
LAUREL FRINGE ADA
LAUREL BEST OF FESTIVAL
Time Out NY Critic Pick
NY Times Critics Pick logo

Credits

Created by Manual Cinema

Concept and Direction by Drew Dir

Devised by Drew Dir, Sarah Fornace and Julia Miller

Original Score & Sound Design by Ben Kauffman & Kyle Vegter


PRODUCTION

Wigs and Costumes by Mieka van der Ploeg

Shadow Masks by Julia Miller

PUPPETRY

Ada/Puppeteer Julia Miller

Ava/Puppeteer Lizi Breit

Puppeteers Sarah Fornace & Evan Garrett


MUSIC

Vocals, Clarinet, Sound Effects Maren Celest

Synthesizer, Guitar Michael Hilger

Cello, Keyboard Kyle Vegter


Additional Drums, Synthesizer, and Piano Michael Hilger

UNDERSTUDIES

Ada/Puppeteer Vanessa Valliere

Ava/Puppeteer Kara Davidson

Puppeteers Sam Deutsch, Drew Dir, Charlotte Long, Myra Su


Cello, Keyboard Alex Ellsworth

Synthesizer, Guitar Ben Kauffman, Jacob Winchester & Eric Streichert

Vocals, Guitar, Live Sound Effects Quinn Tsan



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