Thursdays – Saturdays at 7:30 pm
Saturday Matinees at 3:00pm
New York-based friends and family of Sandglass and its audiences will have the rare opportunity to see this spectacularly original piece without making the trip to southern Vermont.
D-Generation, a full-length theater piece, is based on stories written collaboratively by groups of people with late-stage dementia. The work features three puppeteers who portray the caregivers and five puppets who are the residents of a care-facility. It includes a compelling original score and striking animated video segments that bring to life the inner experience of the puppet characters. D-Generation takes audiences into a world that is both mysterious and all too familiar and heartbreaking for families that know it first-hand.
For tickets and more information, go to the Irondale Center website
The piece has travelled in New England and the rest of the US and evoked passionate praise from audiences. It works for those who admire its artistic response to aging and also for those with experience in dealing with the dementia of an aging loved one or friend.
The Irondale Center, the show’s home in Brooklyn, is a former Sunday school auditorium in the historic Lafayette Avenue Presbyterian Church in Fort Greene, not far from the vibrant Brooklyn Academy of Music cultural district. Irondale is a long- standing colleague of Sandglass through the Network of Ensemble Theaters with whom Sandglass shares a vision to create and present high quality socially meaningful and original work.
D-Generation is funded in part by The New England Foundation for the Arts National Theater Project with lead funding from the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, The National Endowment for the Arts, The Jim Henson Foundation, The Clowes Fund, Fresh Sound Foundation, The McKenzie Family Charitable Trust and donations from their generous supporters on Kickstarter.
”Beauty, pain and humor combine to make D-Generation, Sandglass Theater’s poignant take on dementia, a powerful experience that is at once heart-wrenching and reassuring”
– Jim Lowe, The Times Argus (Montpelier-Barre VT)