2014 | TEMPLE OF THE SOULS (2014 Script Development Production)
MultiStages presented its second developmental production of “Temple of the Souls,” an award-winning new musical at Theater for the New City. Story by Anita Velez-Mitchell; Music composed by Dean Landon and Anika Paris; Book by Anita Velez-Mitchell, Lorca Peress, Anika Paris, Developed and Directed by Lorca Peress
A tale of secrets, lies and forbidden love … set deep in the magical rain forest of Puerto Rico. Two worlds collide when Amada, the beautiful daughter of a Conquistador, and Guario, a young Taíno, run away to the mountain top to escape the intolerant world below. In this mythical romance, our young lovers find themselves at the Temple of the Souls where nightmares and dreams come true. To hear Music and More, Visit:www.templeofthesouls.com
Cast: Theresa Burns, Debra Cardona* Jessica Crilley, Alex Gilbert, Noellia Hernandez* Albert Insinnia* Andres Quintero* Kris Roberts, Jorge Rosa, Miguel A. Sierra* Seph Stanek* Alexis Sweeney, Doug Thoene, Amalia Tollas, Patrick Michael Valley. Orchestra: Evan Closser, Joe Fee, Sam Chernoff. Artistic Company: Music Director Bruce Baumer, Lighting Design Alex Moore, Scenic Design Lorca Peress, Costume and Mask Design Marla Speer, Choreographer Jennifer Chin, Sound Design Alex Santullo, Fight Choreographer Logan McCoy, Assistant Fight Choreographer Carlotta Summers, Directed by Lorca Peress** Company: PSM Jessica V. Urtecho*; Rehearsal SM Sean McCain*; Elizabeth Sophia Strauss, Jennie Mayfield, Valorie Niccore, Gena Bardwell, Michael Cassara, CSA and Kate Lumpkin of Michael Cassara Casting, Kampfire PR
* Member of AEA; ** Member of SDC; AEA-approved Showcase
TEMPLE OF THE SOULS is the recipient of six 2015 Innovative Theatre Nominations, four 2012 awards from HOLA (Hispanic Organization of Latin Actors), two Taíno Areito Awards, and is made possible in part with public funds from the Manhattan Community Arts Fund, supported by the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs in partnership with the City Council and administered by Lower Manhattan Cultural Council; Materials for the Arts, N.W. Dible Foundation, and private donations and support.