|THE GOLDEN TOAD
an episodic, site-specific playThis season Talking Band is trying something new. For the past several years the company has been creating and producing two new works a year. This year we’ve decided to develop a new work over the course of this whole season and part of the next.
The new work is called The Golden Toad and it will be in four episodes. The play follows the same group of characters over time and shifting circumstances. The episodes add on to each other like overlays of transparencies: with each new layer our earlier understanding of whom a character is shifts dramatically.
Throughout the year Talking Band will be presenting each episode as a site-specific work-in-progress. The locations provide another layer to the theme of fluid identity. This journey will culminate with a run of all four episodes in December, 2014 at La MaMa’s Ellen Stewart Theater.
The first episode takes place in the garden of an old townhouse on a small tree-lined street in downtown Brooklyn surrounded by glass office towers, condominiums and construction sites: it is a small sliver of an older Brooklyn on the verge of erasure.
Keep tuned to our website for videos, photos and updates on each episode as this grand adventure unfolds.