In designing the presentation of SIDEWAYS 5th repertory concert, I was compelled to look back on where the company has been, the social issues we’ve addressed through our work, and what stood out to our audience members. It seemed that throughout our four previous seasons, there was always a piece or two that really stirred our audience. I’m not talking about a small heartfelt feeling; rather, I am talking about stirring a serious opinion or debate about a topic. One piece might earn a commendation from one audience member, while another audience member finds the piece unnecessary and shocking.
These pieces are what makes SIDEWAYS a memorable company that challenges perspectives and opens up conversations. With that idea in mind, our 5th season concert was born.
In this blog, we'll be discussing the inspiration behind our concerts, why these topics are important to me, and the meaning behind some of our pieces as we prepare for our presentation of Breaking Bounds, June 24-26 at 7 Stages Theater.
I hope you'll enjoy the journey with us!