The countdown begins
by Lisa McKeown
Then there was an interactive group dance with Benjamin Kamino, in anticipation of the six-hour performance dance piece he will be performing with his father. There was also an installation by Caterwaul Theatre, giving a glimpse into the world of their piece Unintentionally Depressing Children's Tales. The first part of the evening closed with a reading by Patrick J. Adams (of "Suits" fame) of an excerpt from a new Ukranian play by Natalya Vorozhbit. Adams charmed the small audience crowded into the top floor of the Campbell House, explaining that only a section of the piece has been translated into English at this point, and apologizing for the fact that he was about to read what is actually a woman's role in the play. "But I'm pretty sure I'm gonna nail it," he joked self-deprecatingly, before plunging into what was a vivid and rattling retelling of one woman's perspective of the recent political upheaval.