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small enchantments: an immersive theatrical adventure for zoom or a real forest
by Lila Rose Kaplan
12 princesses sneak out to a ball every night. or so they say.
you see, their father locks them in the palace.
(some say he's overprotective, others say he's evil. either way, 12 young women are trapped)
(where is their mother you might wonder?)
oh, their mother is a dying tree and their aunt is a moody river.
but these are 12 most unusual young women
these are fierce princesses unlike any you’ve met before.
can they free themselves? what will it take?
this surprising tale bursts to life through interlocking monologues and tiny paper worlds.
part art installation.
part apocalyptic fairy tale for our times.
Get to know the small enchantment cast by watching this enchanting cast interview!
Watch this enticing interview with Playwright Lila Rose Kaplan & Director John Blondell
Enjoy this interview gem with Visual Artist Yulya Dukhovny & Director John Blondell.
Visual Artist Yulya Dukhovny & Director John Blondell share visual enticements for small enchantments.
Meet senior Theatre Arts major Alex Gabriel in a special interview with Director John Blondell as they talk about Alex's original music composed for the show.
And don't forget to DONATE HERE to support the Theatre Arts academic program and students, thank you!
Conceived and directed by Katy McDonald ‘21
A collection of poems and essays by mixed-race students from Westmont College.
Louisa - a narrative
Written by Eliza Coran ‘20
Beloved author Louisa May Alcott provided for her family by means of a pen and is
often compared to her fictional creation “Jo March” because of the autobiographical
themes within the novel Little Women. However, Alcott’s book carefully sketches a
fairytale image that only provides subtle hints of the tragic realities she experienced.
A Winter’s Tale (interrupted)
Conceived and directed by Mitchell Thomas
Film Direction by Sean Pratt
A college production of Shakespeare’s A Winter’s Tale is disrupted by a global
pandemic, a nationwide justice movement, and a shelter-in-place order for the cast
and crew. Equal parts theatre performance, documentary, video log, and art film, A
Winter’s Tale (interrupted) explores what it means to be an artist and a human in
the winter of 2020 in America. Mature content.
My Name is Rachel Corrie
Taken from the writings of Rachel Corrie, edited by Alan Rickman and Katharine Viner
Directed by Nita June, Starring Sam Stroming ’21.
This one-woman play tells the story of Rachel Corrie, a young American woman who
peacefully advocated for justice in Palestine in the early 2000s, with text from
Rachels personal journals, emails, and letters. Mature content.
Alice in Wonderland
A short by Jason Pizzarello, Adapted from the stories of Lewis Carroll*, Directed by Ceili Smaw ’21,
Starring Alex Gabriel ‘21 as Alice, and designed by Jessica Yost ‘21
Join Alice as she wanders down a rabbit hole and tries to navigate through a wild
land experiencing a pandemic and nonsensical injustices.
The Heartbreak Series
Written and Directed by Kat Delaney ‘21
A piece that goes through time to answer questions about our deepest loves, while
discussing the nuisances of heartbreak that linger from the past generations to our
modern era. Mature Content.
April 22, 23, 24, 25
Everywhere on Westmont campus and at CAW downtown
Daily and All Festival passes available, prices vary
A festival full of refreshing live theatre, music, dance, poetry, improv, art
installations, and restorative conversations. Join us for this weekend of student-
made work that encompasses the artistic zest rooted in the Westmont community.