Based on interviews with DC area immigrants, Saudade is an exploration of melancholy and nostalgia using shadow puppetry.
Written by Cecilia Cackley, with puppet design by Katherine Fahey and sound design by Patrick Calhoun. Created in collaboration with Genna Beth Davidson, Amy Kellett and Emily Marsh.
Saudade had its world premiere as part of the 2015 Atlas INTERSECTIONS Festival and has been performed at the Winnipeg International Storytelling Festival and the Smithsonian Folklife Festival.
The development of this project was funded in part by the Puffin Foundation, and the D.C. Commission on the Arts and Humanities, an agency supported in part by the National Endowment for the Arts.
In the spirit of a choose-your-own-adventure book, we are inviting audiences to interact with creatures of legend and mythology in our next show Malevolent Creatures. Rooted in the folklore of the British Isles, this devised work explores ritual, belief and decision-making through traditional stories of supernatural beings.
Artistic Team: Cecilia Cackley, Genna Beth Davidson, Patricia Germann, Amy Kellett, Rachel Menyuk, Carol Spring, Elizabeth Dapo, Nicole Martin, Ana Cackley, Nelly Rodriguez.