PSYCHE combines music, movement and life-size puppets to tell the story of wrathful Aphrodite's quest to ruin Psyche, who is considered to be more beautiful than even the goddess herself.
PSYCHE is inspired by C.S. Lewis's novel, TILL WE HAVE FACES. PSYCHE was awarded a "Best of '08" by the Seattle Magazine. The Seattle Post-Intelligencer wrote: "'PSYCHE takes the prize for disarming novelty...[Fisher] freely mixes theatrical and musical traditions – East and West – and genres, breaking down barriers with abandon and considerable deftness."
PSYCHE was also presented as PSYCHE, THE WEB OPERA.
Premiere: Cal Anderson Park & Chapel Performance Space, Seattle (2008)
Choreography/Co-Direction: Christy Fisher
Co-Direction/Dramaturgy: Ken Cerniglia
Puppets: Tori Ellison
Linda Strandberg (Aphrodite), Gary Zinter (the King), Ben Black (Eros), Vanessa deWolf (the Sister), Diana Garcia Snyder (Persephone), Ines Andrade, Mary Cutrera, Kristen Ramer Liang & Archana Kumar (Chorus).
PSYCHE was presented by City of Seattle Mayor's Office of Arts & Cultural Affairs as part of 4Culture's SITE-SPECIFIC/2008 King County Performance Network. PSYCHE also received support from the 4Culture Special Projects Program and was sponsored by the Cal Anderson Park Alliance.
Music | Garrett Fisher
Words | Thom Schramm