Alice in Wonderland

Alice & The Birds

Wampus Cat

Tea Party

A Game of Marbles

The Crawfish Can-Can

Alice in Wonderland

Havoc Movement Company

Press

“The show, directed by Jason Paul Tate, is an all-ages comedy packed full of stage combat, stunts, acrobatics, aerial arts and – of what could be a particular delight for young adults – fire dancing.”
– Jessica Webb, SMOKY MOUNTAIN TIMES

“Tate’s sensibilities helped tame some of the wildness, giving the play needed banks for its frothing river. With all the flying about on impossibly high apparatuses, the frenetic running around the stage, the pyrotechnics and the high volume over-lapping of dialogue and action, the play needed Tate’s steady influence to keep it from swirling into more circus than the memorable and meaningful production that it became.”
– Abigail Batton, CHEROKEE SCOUT

Creative Team

Director/Choreographer: Jason Paul Tate
Additional Choreography: Jake Guinn
Aerial Choreographer: Kristen Noonan
Puppet Design: Sarah Beth Hester
Sound Design/Composer: Joz Vammer
Costume Design: Cole Spivia
Lighting Design: Austin ‘Gus’ Zimmerman
Scenic Design: Jason Paul Tate
Prop Design: Larry Luckeydoo III
Original Adaptation: Jake & Darby Guinn
Story Editor: Annette Saunooke Clapsaddle
Editor: Jonah Lossiah
Stage Manager: Chelsey Moore
Production Photography: Noel Nichols

Sam Boxes

Kissing in the Crosswalk

Congratulations on your Frustration

Happy Happy

Taylor Sleeps on Projector

Leaning In

Two is a Prime Number

Theatre for a New City

 

Sam is a workaholic with a troubled childhood, and Taylor, an aspiring poet. The two bond over their interest in kickboxing and quickly begin a relationship. However, between Sam’s increasing responsibilities as an physical instructor and Taylor’s struggle for her work to be recognized, they begin to fight more and more often, and they must decide whether or not they are truly right for each other.

At its core, “Two is A Prime Number” is a universal story, told through movement and poetry, about what it means to fall in love, to fall out of love, to be in love, and the fundamental problem of intensely loving someone who may be completely wrong for you.

Creative Team

Director/Choreographer: Jason Paul Tate
Playwright: Anna Watts
Lighting Design: Jason Paul Tate
Costume Design: Anna Watts
Sound Design: Jason Paul Tate
Stage Manager: Bree Bursey
Production Photography: Christina Fleming

Sam Boxes

Kissing in the Crosswalk

Congratulations on your Frustration

Happy Happy

Taylor Sleeps on Projector

Leaning In

Sweat

River & Rail Theatre

 

Filled with warm humor and tremendous heart, “Sweat” tells the story of a group of friends who have spent their lives sharing drinks, secrets and laughs while working together on the factory floor. When layoffs and picket lines begin to chip away at their trust, the friends find themselves pitted against each other in a heart-wrenching fight to stay afloat.

Winner of the 2017 Pulitzer Prize for Drama, Lynn Nottage’s “Sweat” examines the impact of a national economic shift on a local, tight-knit community in Reading, Pennsylvania. In the year 2000, layoffs and lockouts threaten their factory floor jobs, thrusting them into a bitter fight for survival. Produced across the country to critical and popular acclaim, “Sweat” considers the effects of America’s economic decline and deindustrialization alongside a heart-wrenching examination of friendship, race, class and trust within this community of family and friends.

Creative Team

Director: Laura Dupper
Fight Choreographer: Jason Paul Tate
Intimacy Director: Amelia Peterson
Scenic Design: Claude Hardy
Lighting Design: Jordan Vera
Costume Design: Korea Howard
Sound Design: Zackery Bennett
Prop Design: Rachel Winenger
Stage Manager: Keeley Wade
Production Photography: David Johnson