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Jul 19 2024


7:30 pm - 9:00 pm

Larval Mask Collective: Refuge

On Friday July 19th NACL presents a return engagement with the Larval Mask Collective that will share a completed version of their new play, REFUGE, which they had developed last year while in residence here.

REFUGE is a wordless play with original sound design. It explores displacement and migration drawn from personal stories of the 8-person performance collective and is performed in the tradition of Larval Masks, which present human characters in a “state of becoming.” Larval Mask characters have a simple way of moving through the world and represent us at our most curious and vulnerable. Their otherworldly quality plunges the audience into the unsettling experience of being in an alien land. The masks evoke the intimacy of individual experience without settling on a specific person, time or place, allowing the story to transcend nationality and culture.

On July 19th, join NACL for a Larval Mask presentation that integrates the story of a father and daughter fleeing their homeland with an “everyperson” experience of bureaucratic labyrinths, and encounters with the larger political, social, and environmental forces that cause people to move.

The presentation will be followed by light refreshment and lively conversation.

More information and tickets at NACL.ORG.



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