SEASON 16 | October 2003

Elytra A Sci-Fi Fantasy Action Odyssey

Directed by Bonnie Cullum
Presented by the VORTEX and Ethos

VORTEX presents a sci-fi fantasy action odyssey with a new production of its hit cyber-opera Elytra. This epic story presents the world of the "Elytra", four female Insect-Angels who awaken in Heaven and find it in need of repair. Their attempts at reconstruction are at times satirical and erotic and at other times sinister and tragic. Audiences will be amazed by the extraordinary spectacle of the costumes, scenery, lighting, and sound.


Anderson Dear, Eryn Gettys, Jo Beth Henderson, Michelle Fowler, Genevieve Salmon

Production TEAM

Directed by Bonnie Cullum, Lighting Design by Jason Amato, Scenic Design by Ann Marie Gordon, Costume Design: Kari Perkins & Chad Salvata, Sound Design & Musical Direction by Chad Salvata


B. Iden Payne and Critics’ Table Awards Nomination: Outstanding Lead Actress in Music Theatre: Jo Beth Henderson



Since 1985, Ethos has created an exciting new theatrical vision with pulsing techno music and lush visual spectacle. Productions include the award-winning epic, The X&Y Trilogy, as well as performance installations Black Tower, The 13 Circles, and HyperZoo. Elytra provides a stunning audio and visual landscape that is unlike any other theatrical production. Ethos’ previous work has received numerous B. Iden Payne and Critics’ Table Awards.