Content Love Knowles and Heather Barfield. Photo by Bonnie Cullum.

Content Love Knowles and Heather Barfield. Photo by Bonnie Cullum.

SEASON 14 | JANUARY 2002

Dark Goddess '02

Conceived and Directed by Bonnie Cullum
Musical Direction by Content Love Knowles
Presented by VORTEX

They are back and they are darker than ever. In this all-new theatre ritual, Dark Goddess 2002, VORTEX Producing Artistic Director, Bonnie Cullum, teams up with 13 priestesses and 13 goddesses to create a brand new piece of ritual theatre, similar in genre, but entirely different in content than the previous two productions of Dark Goddess. Running only 13 performances, Dark Goddess 2002 will be weaving a larger spell to which they will add each night, uniting the facets of Dark Goddess into one greater working.

Live original music, dance, and text blend to bring forth the essence of each goddess. In a ritual setting, these dark Goddesses remember promises, create challenges, confront fear, conjure dream, celebrate sex, and embrace death. These goddesses manifest as seers and advisors in a time of world crisis.

The VORTEX launched the initial production of Dark Goddess in January 2000 and remounted it in 2001. Over the past two years, thousands have flocked to experience this theatre ritual which honors the energies of dark goddesses from diverse cultures.

CAST

Shoka Javadiangilani, Gretchen McMahon, Juliana Gilchrist (the Norns), Heather Barfield (Hekate), Wendy Goodwin (Medusa), Jo Beth Henderson (Spider Woman), Anderson Dear (Lilith), Beth McMillan as (Mare), Content Love Knowles (Mummu Tiamat), Traci Laird (Rhiannon), Z-Helene (Kali), Parker-Williams (Pele), Irene King (Sekhmet) and (Sedna) (Kali)

PRODUCTION TEAM

Conceived and Directed by Bonnie Cullum. Written by Bonnie Cullum & Ensemble. Lighting Design by Jason Amato. Scenic Design by Ann Marie Gordon. Costume Design by Kari Perkins. Musical Direction by Content Love Knowles

AWARDS

Winner of the B. Iden Payne Award for
Costume Design: Kari Perkins