Easter Island. Is it a confounding mystery or one of the greatest environmental tragedies of modern times? William Maranda's The 8th Land is a play written in the classic Greek style of Aeschylus with music and dance, masks and chorus. Set on Easter Island in a time when the plentiful palm forests of that land have been reduced to one lone palm tree, the last ruler of the "Eighth Land" contemplates the future of his people and his obligations to his gods.
Jessie Richardson Award: Outstanding Sound Design or Original Composition, Pepe Danza
Director: John Wright Live Music Composed and Performed by Joseph "Pepe" DanzaStaring: Parnelli Parnes, Suzanne Ristic, Alvin Sanders, Linda Quibell, Simon Webb and Sarah Afful*, Spencer Atkinson*, Nick Fontaine*, Thrasso PetrasAssistant Director: Maura Halloran* Stage Manager: Lorilyn Parker Assistant Stage Manager: Jethelo E. Cabilete Movement Direction: Colleen Lanki Lighting Design:Del Surjik Assistant Lighting Designer: Kelly Ingersoll* Set and Props Design:David Roberts Props Assistant: Stephanie Jew* Costume Design: Marti Wright Assistant Costume Designer: Barbara Clayden Makeup: Alyssa Satow* Dramaturgy: Johnna Wright Assistant to the Playwright: Mary Phan* Production Management: Jayson McLean Box Office Manager: Tara Goerzen Front of House: Sabrina Evertt Publicity: Bridge Communications Marketing and Graphic Design: Yayah Studios Photographer: Tim Matheson
*Prime Placements: Pi Theatre's Emerging Artists Program