Shape (World Premiere) by Erik Ehn

C Stanley Photography
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MORE ABOUT SHAPE: “[Erik Ehn is] a theatrical visionary” -Celia Wren, American Theatre Magazine Poetically imagist and defyingly theatrical, Shape begins in 1900 Ambrose Park, Brooklyn at the end days of “Black America”. “Black America” was a historically documented, vast spectacle of vaudeville dances, variety acts, folklore and songs with a cast of 500 African-Americans. Based loosely on the biographies of African-American vaudevillians Billy and Cordelia McClain, Shape concerns the life and labors of vaudevillian fairies exploited for their historical songs and dances, used by the dominant culture and abandoned at times of great need.

Production Information

Approximate Running Time
70 minutes



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