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Source Material


I Should Have a Party for All the Thoughts I Didn't Say

Date and Time: Friday May 24, 7:00pm; Saturday May 25, 9:00pm; Sunday May 26, 2:00pm
Duration: 60 minutes, no intermission
Location: Chapel

Ticket Information

General Admission: FREE
At the Door: FREE 

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Artist Info

Production Credits
Director:: Samantha Shay
Producer: Paloma Estevez

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Work Sample

I Should Have a Party For All The Thoughts I Didn't Say is a devised theatrical performance dedicated to the social awkwardness of grief, and a love letter to Russian writer Anton Chekhov. Staged site specific in a chapel, the performance is structured as a funeral and funeral after party, traversing from a deep well of grief to a riotous, tragicomic attempt to leave the tragedy behind. Storytelling that utilises everything from physical theatre to polyphonic singing, Source Material has devised a highly visual, deeply adventurous love letter to a celebrated playwright.

Samantha Shay (Director)

Samantha Shay is a director of theatre and film, performer, producer, and teacher. She creates multi sensorial poetic landscapes, reminiscent of a living dream. Her work is at it’s best, a collaboration between the body and its senses, performing on the body like a welcomed hallucination.   She is the founder of internationally recognised artist collective Source Material. She holds a BFA in Acting from the California Institute of the Arts.

Paloma Estevez (Producer)

Paloma Estevez is a Chilean arts manager and theatre producer with more than a decade of experience creating, budgeting and implementing national and international projects. She is passionate and committed to the development of new work, artistic direction, and audience development programs. She currently lives in New York City and is pursuing an MFA in Theatre Management & Producing at Columbia University.

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