It means that most of the time I am eager, longing for the possibility of telling you. That these possibilities might seem frightening, but not destructive, to me. That I feel strong enough to hear your tentative and groping words. That we both know that we are trying, all the time, to extend the possibilities of truth between us.
(Adrienne Rich: On Lies, Secrets and Silence, Selected Prose)
The Unearthed Team
Artistic Directors: Ruhanie Perera (Floating Space Theatre Company, Colombo) & Sally E. Dean (UK/USA)
Producers: Iromi Perera (Floating Space Theatre Company, Colombo) & Silke Arnold (for Sally E. Dean, UK/USA)
Costume Designers: Carolina Rieckhof (UK/Peru) & Sandra Arróniz Lacunza (Spain) with the support of Marisa Gnanaraj
Performers: Jake Oorloff, Prasanna Mahagamage, Sulakshani Perera, Tracy Jayasinghe & Venuri Perera
Stage Management & Crew: Javin Thomas, Lehan Thomas & Shazad Synon
Over the month of November 2012, Floating Space Theatre Company has joined creative forces with London-based American performance artist Sally E. Dean and her team, for the creation of ‘Unearthed’. ‘Unearthed’ – in many ways – is about journeys: journeys into and through inner and outer worlds of lies, secrets and silence, journeys through stories told through text and movement, journeys from the public into the private and journeys through spaces and sites. With ‘Unearthed’, Floating Space is inviting its audience on a journey through scenes of minimalist and absurdist nature, performed using text, movement, sound and costume. One of the creative stimuli for ‘Unearthed’ is the poetry of the American writer Adrienne Rich, who died in Spring 2012, in particular her ‘Twenty One Love Poems’.
Unearthed is made possible using public funding by Arts Council England and British Council and through the support of Floating Space Theatre Company, Sally E. Dean Performing Arts, Inc. as well as individual backers. Special thanks to Hiranthi Amarasekara, Nelung Arts Centre and Goethe-Institut Colombo and Shehal Joseph for photography.
A special thanks to all individual backers that made Unearthed possible
Aaron Gershenberg / Alice Weigel / Amy Young / Anushka Pereira / Ash Charles / Bette Hall / Brian & Virginia Crowe / Calamity Jane / Catherine Ngo / Claus Hoffmann / Colin Karlsson / Dana Kokubun / Dan Kelleher / Joan Laage & David Thornbrugh / Dennis L McCurley, PhD / Dr. Peter & Traudel Arnold / Gamini Wimalasuriya / Gigi Giannella / Gita & Fred Perera / Glen Blackmon / Helen Julie Nathanielsz / Katya Bloom & Hugh Kelly / I-Ching Lao / Jack Gilbride / Janet Baumgartner / Jeanne Millet Petty / Jennifer Guerra / John Davidson / John & Sue Dean / John Otterson / Jonathan, Mark & Cheddar / Karen & Jack Stutz / Kerstin Arnold / L B Baldwin / Larry Rodriguez / Mahesh Markus / Maya Nanayakkara / Maurita Owens / Michael Dean / Nagavalli / Pamela Willis / Ravi Muthukrishna / Richard Karlsson / Rob McMillan / Robert Heaney / Saliya Wickramasuriya / Sally Quady & Dane Riley / Sandy Matthews / Sarah Quady / Senura / Shehal Joseph / Startup Capital Ventures / Stella Glockner / Stephen Jackson / Steve & Debbie Quady / Therese Perera / Vajra Chandrasekera / Video Creations / Walpurka