Presented by Inferno Theatre (duration 90 minutes)
These performances of Quantum Love were supported in part by a generous grant from the Phyllis C. Wattis Foundation
Animal attraction consumes Georgia and her lover from their first meeting: a constant ripple emanates from them until it surrounds space around them. Then Giulia and Andrea start to spin, “What about quantum entanglement?... What about?...” Once two particles begin to interact they become part of the same system. The ripple widens, entangling everything within reach. Couples linger, trade perspectives in contested new territories of science and quantum theory that affect the most intimate relationships. Quantum Love focuses on desire as a constant matrix driving the action as each shared breath, word, and touch draws each character toward the others.
Inferno Theatre is a world class, cutting edge physical ensemble theatre based in Berkeley which serves the greater Bay Area. It was founded in 2010 and received 501(c)(3) status in June 2011. In its four years of existence, it has produced eight plays, two festivals and has offered five free workshops and seminars.
Giulio Cesare Perrone
Giulio Cesare Perrone, Inferno Theatre’s Producing Artistic Director, is an award winning playwright, set and costume designer as well as a stage director. He began his career in his native Italy. He has directed and designed for both the theatre and opera internationally and in the US, with over 200 professional productions to his credit, including the following companies, La Scala, Pontedera Teatro, the San Diego Repertory Theatre, the San Jose Repertory Theatre, Dell’Arte International, Opera San Jose, California Shakespeare Festival, TheatreWorks, Marin Theatre Company, Word for Word, The Magic Theatre, and The Alley Theatre in Houston.
Simone Bloch is a French-American performer who loves experimental and physical theater, a certified Somatic Movement Educator and teaches German and French. Since 2001 she has acted and danced in various companies of the Bay Area, including Sun and Moon Ensemble, DWEEB Production, Organic Sites Shake and Blue Heart Planet. She is a founding member of Inferno Theatre; and in 2014 was Ismene in OBLIVION, the Amazon Priestess in PENTHESILEA, a co-production with Actors Ensemble of Berkeley, also a Chorus member in AWAITING DAWN, a collaboration with Les Inachevés, and Madame Gufay in MADAME GUFAY’S LOVELUTIONARIES with Actors Ensemble.
Stephan Golux most recently served on the theatre department faculty at University of Alaska Fairbanks where he taught Directing, Theatrical Collaboration, Acting, and Dramatic Literature. While in Alaska, he facilitated the performance of the work of several Alaska Native artists, and worked under an NSF grant to present performance about climate change, derived from and involving the work of numerous research scientists in Alaska. He has directed more than 30 professional productions, and remains a proud member of the SDC Union. He and his wife Kara began their basic performance research work as the Alternative Laboratory Theatre in New York City in 2001.
Scott Heath is a software engineer, filmmaker, and recent transplant to the Bay Area from Raleigh, NC. He was recently seen as Ollie in Alice Birch's MANY MOONS and Aaron in Daniel Karasik's THE INNOCENTS, both US premieres produced by Common Wealth Endeavors. Other favorite roles include Vladimir in WAITING FOR GODOT, Lt. Daniel Kaffee in A FEW GOOD MEN, and Birdboot in THE REAL INSPECTOR HOUND, all produced at NC State's University Theatre.
This is Michael¹s fourth show with Inferno Theatre Company. He has also appeared locally with Actors Ensemble of Berkeley, Ad Hoc Theatre Company, Cabrillo Music Festival, Chameleon Theatre Company, Napa Valley Shakespeare Festival, The San Leandro Players, and Shakespeare at Stinson. He has studied at Studio ACT and the Dell’Arte International School of Physical Theatre in Blue Lake, California, and has received an Acting Shakespeare certificate from the Royal Academy of Dramatic Art in London.
Emmy Pierce is an actor, writer, and musician living in the Bay Area. She was most recently the musical director for Actors Ensemble of Berkeley's production of PANHANDLE; prior to that she performed in and directed music for PENTHESILEA, QUEEN OF THE AMAZONS, a collaboration between AE and Inferno Theater directed by Giulio Perrone. When not on the stage or behind it, she writes, draws, takes pictures with oversized cameras, and experiments with audio and multimedia projects. She is excited to be working with Giulio again.
Tenya Spillman made her debut with Inferno Theatre last year as Athena in OBLIVION. Last seen as a fearless, belly dancing Amazon warrior in Actors Ensemble of Berkeley and Inferno Theatre's collaborated production of PENTHESILEA. She has been involved with the art of belly dance since 1999 and danced with Tatseena's original troupe Good Vibrations. In more recent years she has enjoyed performing with Tatseena's Serpent Sirens and Swords. Tenya is elated to be performing once more with Inferno in QUANTUM LOVE.