Partners and Sponsors
This Project would not have been possible without some amazing creative partners, generous sponsors, and other wonderfully helpful folks. Every single person has been a joy to work with and an inspiration. To learn more about these great people, please read more below.
Kim DeCoste heads up this project and the Durham performance as director and all around ring master. With this project, her video production company, Netherwood Productions, is branching out from video production, where she made her career as a filmmaker, video producer/director, writer and editor. In the last three decades she has produced everything from independent narrative films and historical documentaries to educational and informational videos focused on the environment. Now, with husband and IEn8 technical director, Frank Sheets, it’s time to get back to our theatrical roots and put on a show!
The Little Green Pig Theatrical Concern
In the inaugrual Durham performance for the Ibsen-Enemy-nov8 project, this company of talented actors, led by Jay O’Berski, will be bringing their unique take on theater and performance to bear on an original adaptation of the script. That amazing cast includes Tom Marriott, Marcia Edmundson, Steven Cooper, Carl Martin, Drina Dunlap, Alexandra Vallahares, Germain Choffart, Alice Rose Turner, and Rocco Albano.
The Little Green Pig Theatrical Concern is a nonprofit theatre company that has been bringing provocative work to Triangle audiences since 2005. Their model is experimental but accessible, strange and dreamlike but familiar and immediate. Little Green Pig is dedicated to Enlightenment values: exploration of imagination, questioning traditional ideas and subjecting our work to the light of Reason. Approaches include: using humor as a tool in tragedy and vice versa, instilling all work with a palpable sense of drive and edge, nontraditional casting whether by gender or race and a subsequent exploration of both, deconstruction and “violation” of sacred texts while maintaining plot and character, breaking barriers in the depiction of the erotic and the violent, respect for the artist’s time and talent, environmental staging in unexpected locations, using texts created or adapted by local playwrights juxtaposed with re-imagined classics, commitment to race and gender equity on all levels of participation, inclusion of disabled audience and artists. Little Green Pig’s name is a reference to the play The Pillowman by Martin McDonagh. A pig in one of the play’s stories chooses to remain green despite pressure from his pink contemporaries. http://littlegreenpig.com/
The Le Sueurs – Live Music
Pattie and Jack Le Sueur are Durham icons who performed in the area from the mid-seventies until around 2009. Pattie’s beautiful voice accompanied by Jack’s lyrical guitar are the stuff of musical magic. Occasionally they can be coaxed out of retirement to perform, and we are very fortunate to have their talents for our Durham performance, along with their son, Jon Le Sueur, who is a professional musician and filmmaker.
Julie Williams Dixon – Photography
The IEn8 website and the Durham performance feature the beautiful and evocative photos of Julie Williams Dixon. Julie is a writer, filmmaker, and photographer living and working in Raleigh. She has called the piedmont area of North Carolina ‘home’ for over three decades, but you’re just as likely to find her rambling around the Blue Ridge Mountains of southwest Virginia, where she hails from, or maybe down east along the watery rivers and sounds of North Carolina. She likes it when the blacktop ends and the gravel and dirt begin, and claims she’s happiest when she’s lost. You’ll see in this collection of photography that her lens has been trained on some out of the way places and interesting people. Dixon’s work has been shown in galleries and is part of a permanent art collection at a historic Inn in her hometown of Wise, Virginia. Most recently she installed a portrait project celebrating mixed ancestry at the American Indian Museum in Baltimore. On November 8th her photography, along with a very special soundtrack, will serve as a prologue to the reading of the play “An Enemy of the People.” http://juliewilliamsdixon.com/
Nancy Rich – Graphic Design
Nancy Rich created the imaginative graphics for the project website and promotional materials. Nancy has been working in animation and design since the 1970’s. She began her animation career at acmecartoon in Dallas – one of the first computer animation studios in the US. She has won Addy, ITVA and Andy awards for her work for Sesame Street and Cartoon Network. This February she won a Regional Emmy Award for her work on “PBS Children’s Writing Contest” TV show. Nancy and her husband Rod are co-owners of Monkeybravo, a creative boutique specializing in motion graphics and special effects. To get out of the house and away from the computer, Nancy enjoys directing local theatre – mostly musicals. In January she won Best Director at the Triangle Theatre Awards for “Legally Blonde.” http://www.monkeybravo.com/
Cabot Dixon – Music Search
Cabot Dixon curated the music selections for both the live music and the recorded music that will accompany the Julie Williams Dixon’s photographs. Corporate warrior by day, maniacal music appreciator, collector and proselytizer by night. Leaving no genre unexplored, Cabot has traveled the farthest reaches of the musical universe. Combing through every hole-in-the-wall used record store, attending concerts in basements, bars and ballrooms, in search of the next aural fix. For the past 12 years he’s had the good fortune to pass on his audio epiphanies while hosting a weekly radio show on WCOM in Carrboro, NC.
Barry Phillips – Web Design
Barry Phillips is the kind, patient, clever and always upbeat web wizard who made this site possible. We absolutely could not have done it without him!
ACME Plumbing Co. is a downtown Durham, family owned and operated company built on tenets of honesty, integrity, and quality service. Owners Larry and Lee Ann Tilley and their son, Laurence, are also big supporters of many Downtown Durham community and artistic initiatives, in particular Durham
Central Park. http://www.acmeplumbing.com/
KONTEK Systems, another downtown Durham business, helps clients integrate audio/video technology in elegant, effective ways that are simple to use. Their client list includes many of North Carolina’s most prestigious research universities, medical centers, corporations, and arts facilities. Kontek is committed to giving back to the community that they serve and supports many community and artistic organizations http://www.kontek.com
Special Thanks to:
Beth Eiserloh Johnson