ADAPT!

A WORLD PREMIERE
Written and Directed by Blanka Zizka
March 22, 2017April 22, 2017

Meet the Artists

Cast

Krista Apple • Lenka 35
Ross Beschler • Napoleon / Reagan / Ilya
Keith J. Conallen • Bureaucrat / Father
Sarah Gliko • Bureaucrat / Mother
Aneta Kernová • Lenka
Jered McLenigan • Marek / St. Bernard
Anthony Martinez-Briggs • Bureaucrat / Hot Dog Seller
Aneza Papadopoulou • Old Woman
Campbell O’Hare • Young Woman / Hana
Steven Rishard • Bureaucrat / Pavel
Michael Rosse • Grandfather

Production Team

Blanka Zizka • Playwright / Director
Matt Saunders • Set Designer
Oana Botez • Costume Designer
Thom Weaver • Lighting Designer
Daniel Perelstein • Sound Designer
Mariana Sadovska • Composer and Musical Director
Christopher Ash • Projection Designer
Stew • Translation & Arrangement of Karel Kryl’s songs
David Bova • Hair and Makeup Designer
Silvana Cardell • Choreographer
Ian Rose • Fight Director
Walter Bilderback • Dramaturg
Nell Bang-Jensen • Dramaturg
Clayton Tejada • Production Manager
Patreshettarlini Adams • Resident Stage Manager / AEA
Mariana Sadovska

As a singer, multi-instrumentalist and actress, experienced with multi-media performances, workshops and musical theatre productions, Mariana Sadovska is an internationally renowned and award-winning artist and composer. Born in Lviv, Ukraine, where she was trained as a classical pianist, the Cologne-based artist has continued her artistic journey in various directions:By organizing ethno-musical expeditions in rural Ukraine and Poland, she has collected a large body of traditional songs, stories and rituals that she transform s into modern sounds for today`s generations. Finding her inspiration in the musical cultures of Eastern Europe, Caucasus and Central Asia, Mariana Sadovska systematically explores and experiments with new sounds, creating unusual and intriguing sound patterns and compositions. In addition to her outstanding solo performances, international collaborations have led to a variety of successful and fascinating artistic projects, such as her recently composed piece “Chernobyl. A Harvest” commissioned by and performed together with the Kronos Quartet; or her “Borderland” cross-over project with German jazz musicians. With the latter she was awarded the “creole award for world music in North Rhine-Westphalia” (2006). Also her most recent prize, the German World Music Award RUTH (2013) highlights the multifaceted talents of this artist who follows her insatiable search for new sounds, sparing no energy and effort to combine profound research with her curiosity and exceptionally high artistic skills.