D-Generation goes back on tour in October
After enjoying much success in Erfurt, Germany, D-Generation is embarking for two more weekends of performances, closer to home:
University of St. Joseph, West Hartford CT
Autorino Center for the Arts
Fri and Sat October 7 and 8 at 7:30 and Sun October 9 at 2 PM
Raritan Valley Community College North Branch NJ
The Theatre at RVCC
Fri October 14 at 7 PM and Sat October 15 at 3 PM
D-Generation: An Exaltation of Larks is a full-length theater piece based on stories written collaboratively by groups of people with late-stage dementia. The work is performed by three puppeteers (the caregivers) and five puppets (the residents of a care-facility). Set to a compelling original score and striking animated video segments, D-Generation takes us into a world that is all too much a part of our lives.
D-Generation explores the rich creative potential and ability to communicate that exists in people with late-stage dementia. Their words, their images, and their creative imaginations yield work that is poetic, humorous, and quite mysterious. From these stories, Sandglass Theater forms scenes of the inner lives of the characters, and creates a piece that reflects the stigma and the acceptance, the despair and the joy that is equally present and possible in both the person with dementia and in their caregivers and family members.