SEASON 24 | AUGUST 2012
Conceived and Directed by Rudy Ramirez
Presented by VORTEX Repertory Company
Together they tell a story about searching for the one thing more elusive than love: inspiration.
Few remember Thamyris, the once-legendary poet of Ancient Greece who was the first man to fall in love with another man. But the Muses remember. Thamyris claimed he could make art superior to the Muses’ and failed. After defeating him, they sentenced him to an eternity in Hell. However, eternity is a long time, and now The Muses will give Thamyris one last chance to redeem himself.
This production of Sing Muse is the initial phase of its artistic development. Sing Muse draws on the classical art forms of poetry, theatre, music, dance, history, and astronomy to bring a long-forgotten myth. These artists, under the direction of Rudy Ramirez, collaborated on original material all year to develop and devise this new theatre piece Sing Muse.
Hayley Armstrong: Urania, Muse of Astronomy, Jennifer Coy: Polyhymnia, Muse of Hymns and Religious Poetry, Krysta Gonzales: Terpsichore, Muse of Dance, Nickclette Izuegbu: Calliope, Muse of Epic Poetry, Chelsea Manasseri: Euterpe, Muse of Music, Betsy McCann: Melpomene, Muse of Tragedy, Laura Ray: Clio, Muse of History, Karen Rodriguez: Thalia, Muse of Comedy, Melissa Vogt: Erato, Muse of Love Poetry, Jonathan Itchon: Thamyris, a poet.
Directed by Rudy Ramirez, Scenic design by Ann Marie Gordon, Lighting design by Patrick Anthony, Costume design by Haydee Antunano.