WORLD PREMIERE: CARAVAN CHRONICLES at the 3rd Annual Theatre Festival in the Epoch of Happiness

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Ashgabat, Turkmenistan

WORLD PREMIERE: CARAVAN CHRONICLES - this re-imagining of a family reunion travels out of a park to Central Asia and into a gorgeous theater in the heart of Ashgabat.

We have families of blood, we have families of choice, and we have families of circumstance. And no matter where we go in the world, we find connections and shared values with ‘family’ we haven’t met yet. In it, a quartet of ‘cousins’ (internationally acclaimed, award-winning theater simple) dive into the shared stories, myths and traditions of a sprawling, but oh-so-familiar tribe while audience members become ‘part of the family’ as they experience a semi-traditional yet highly idiosyncratic family reunion.

theater simple is pleased and very honored to be working with the US Embassy in Ashgabat, Turkmenistan, at the invitation of the Ministry of Culture.

While in-residence, there will also be events at the American Center and some master classes taught.

PARK BENCH is an interactive public art piece that often resembles a tiny park on a rolling hill, where we invite people to have a seat and have a chat from a slightly different perspective. We ask you to tell us your thoughts, and we’ll tell the world.  But…. COVID-19 has impacted our lives/work, too -  SO we adapt~

These are recorded phone calls and cellphone-recorded voice memos. You will hear differences in recording quality as we go, but hopefully you can still hear the CONVERSATION, and engage with that wherever you are.