July 20, Friday – 8:30 pm at NOHspace
July 22, Sunday – 5:30 pm at NOHspace

The Raw Materials series portion of the festival showcases works-in-progress. It provides a way for ensembles who produce devised work the opportunity to gain critical feedback through performance and audience engagement. Come see adventurous new works of theater at the point of their creation, with audience talkbacks led by LMDA dramaturgs.

Learn about the LMDA/FURY Factory partnership, and learn more about the pieces below by reading an interview with the artists of Raw Materials C and an LMDA Dramaturg.

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Hope Mohr Dance in Leaving the Atocha Station
Hope Mohr Dance creates, fosters and presents outstanding art at the intersection of the body and the brain. At this year’s FURY Factory, they are presenting an excerpt from a new dance theater adaptation of Ben Lerner’s 2011 novel, “Leaving the Atocha Station,” a postmodern exploration of the instability of meaning through the eyes of a young American artist in Madrid. Through movement and text, two performers explore the modern struggle to be present. Featuring Christian Burns and Wiley Naman Strasser.

Square One Collective in No Place
Square One Collective is an international collective of artists committed to creating compelling, relevant and original works of theatre that respond to stories and issues related to today’s globalized world. Their are driven by their curiosity about all things human, our interest in cross-cultural exchange and our hunger for discovering new ways of expression. In No Place, three people play a game…in 2075. In a world where physical existence seems imminently impossible, a political exile, a former radical and a climate refugee go in search of the promised land; a virtual utopia. Alliances are made and broken as personal visions cross and collide in a social experiment that begins to chip away at their identities. Inspired by today’s ever-changing cultural, technological and political climate, No Place investigates the human need to survive, to outlast, to exist, asking the question: What happens to us, as humans, when we are in search of a perfect community?

Re:Act in Dracula
RE:ACT is composed of alumni from the educational programs of American Conservatory Theatre and other local Bay Area artists. The company produces world premieres of new plays. RE:ACT is dedicated to making the creative process cooperative, fun, supportive, innovative, and delightfully surprising. They ground ourselves in reality, while letting their imaginations roam free. Dracula is a beloved part of our zeitgeist, a story told and retold in print, on stage, and cinematically countless times since its publication in 1897. Inherently theatrical, it is filled with thrilling, chilling, moving, and iconic images and events. RE:ACTs Dracula distills key moments from the novel into singular vignettes incorporating music, dance, movement, text, magic, lipsyncing, shadow puppetry, and film. The piece emphasizes the bravery and intelligence of its female characters, traditionally portrayed as one-dimensional victims.

New Works Being Built – Join the Conversation
Dramaturgs from Literary Managers & Dramaturgs of the Americas (LMDA) will lead talkbacks for the companies at each Raw Materials performance, giving the audience a voice and the artists new insights as these adventurous new works continue to grow.

LMDA & foolsFURY first partnered in 2013, connecting dramaturgs with the ensemble companies presenting fresh works-in-progress at Factory Parts & FURY Factory Festival of Ensemble and Devised Theater. Learn more about dramaturgy at lmda.org. Join LMDA Dramaturgy Facilitator Emily DeDakis, and other Bay Area dramaturgs, for a meet & greet during the festival.