what is illuminate?

Illuminate is the third piece of the YA musical cycle The Infinity Trilogy. Illuminate follows amnesiac Vida as she navigates a world which has been plunged into darkness. A compilation of 12 songs and 24 scenes, this narrative unfolds in flashes of past and present as Vida assembles the pieces of her fragmented reality to find the light in the darkness -  and possibly -  a way home. A modern day Wizard of Oz and Stranger Things meets Sleep No More and Memento, this material is a desperate ode to our times inspired by the constrained voices who are living through them.

ALiEN8 and Clean Slate are the other two pieces in the trilogy.

what is a myriodrama?

Myriodrama /ˈmir ē ō drä mə/ (n) : 

A collection of scenes and songs that can be arranged in any order to tell the story. Inspired by the old children’s game, Myriorama cards, each song or scene is represented by a playing card. These “cards” can be rearranged to create a complete piece that both serves the needs of the producing organization and maximizes the skills of their artists.

what is an optilogue?

Optilogue /ˈäptəˌlôɡ,ˈäptəˌläɡ/ (n): 

Visual speech. Anonymous by nature. Employs puppetry. A visual piece with a beginning, middle and end that creates a sense of place, reveals subtext and encourages audience to attend more to the text.

what is an optilay?

Optilay /ˈäptə lā/ (n): 

Visual song. Anonymous and fragmented. A visual interpretation of a song with choreography, puppetry and art that enhances the lyrics and draws on the specific skills of the artists involved. 

GET INVOLVED !

 

The first draft of Illuminate is available for further workshop development. Take this collection of scenes and songs and create your own production. Use the original development team to learn how to flexibly develop this piece with the group that you have and in whatever format you need.

CONTACT: Sage Tokach Project Coordinator 

CREATIVE TEAM

ORIGINATING ENSEMBLE

Caroline Juelke

Caroline Juelke

is a recent graduate from Drexel University with a degree in Entertainment & Arts Management with a concentration in theatre. Caroline appeared in many show at Drexel but her favorite roles included Peter and the Star Catcher (Molly), Be More Chill (Chloe), and the world premiere of Alien8 (Hayley). She is so thrilled to be part of this one of a kind creative endeavor and would like to thank the whole Ignition Arts team for allowing her to be apart of it! Follow her on Instagram:

Alyssa Peters

Alyssa Peters

is a recent Oklahoma City University graduate with a degree in BA Theatre and Performance and minors in Film and Directing. She is thrilled this will be her second time working with Ignition Arts having first appeared as Anna in Oklahoma City’s regional premiere of Alien8. Recent credits include Pippin (Berthe), The Bluest Eye (Claudia), Fefu and Her Friends (Emma), and Hairspray (Motormouth Maybelle). The process for Illumin8 has been a very unique and fulfilling one. It has been

Andrea Strickler

Andrea Strickler

is a recent Oklahoma City University BFA Acting Major graduate from Olathe, KS. Illuminate is her second project she has worked on with Ignition Arts, her first being Clean Slate. Regional Theatre: The Producers (Musical Theater Heritage), Hairspray (The New Theatre & Restaurant), The Sound of Music (Starlight Theatre). Educational Theatre: Lord of the Flies, Small Mouth Sounds, Good Kids, The Wolves, and Pippin (OCU). She would like thank Ignition Arts and talented ensemble of Illuminate.

Zachary Prall

Zachary Prall

is a senior BFA Acting major from Plattsmouth, NE. His recent credits include Arcadia (Septimus Hodge), Pippin (Ensemble), A Little Night Music (Frid), The Addams Family (Lurch), Good Kids (Ty), and Music From a Sparkling Planet (Hoagie). Zachary recently made his regional debut in The Lexington Theatre Co. Production of Disney’s Newsies! Zachary studies voice with Susan Dillard and Chuck Koslowske.

Lisi Levy

Lisi Levy

is a senior BFA Acting Major and Directing Minor at Oklahoma City University. This is Lisi's third time working with Ignition Arts. She was previously seen as Andy in Clean Slate and an intern for the Spring 2019 Incubator Reading Series. She loves working with Ignition Arts because the community is so connected and innovative. Some of Lisi's other favorite credits include: John Proctor is the Villain (Director) and Mother Courage and Her Children (Ensemble).

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DeMond B Nason

DeMond B Nason

Off-Broadway: Click Clack Moo (Duck), Walmarutopia (Darin,Alan,etc.), Cabin in the Sky (Evil Henchmen). National Tour: Cinderella (Lionel), Theatre Work's Junie B Jones (Sheldon Pots). Regional Theatre: Jesus Christ Superstar (Judas), The Wiz (The Lion), Titanic (Fredrick Fleet), Fame (Mable). Flim: Julie Taymor's Across the Universe. Mr. Nason can be heard on the cast recording of Walmartopia, as a featured soloist with the Boston Pops, He is a graduate of the Boston Conservatory and a pro

Madeline Statter

Madeline Statter

is a senior Music Theatre major at Oklahoma City University. This is her second time working with ignition arts, as she was a part of the staged reading of "ALiEN8" as Andy/Abby Dancer at the Oklahoma Contemporary. Other credits include The "Music Man", "The Addams Family", and "Texas: the Outdoor Musical."

Caroline Pugliese

Caroline Pugliese

is a Los Angeles based actress, singer and musician. LA credits include Edges at the Hollywood Fringe Festival, Bubble Boy with Contempo Productions and solo performances at venues such as House of Blues, Rockwell Table & Stage, and Chromolume Theatre. She is a graduate of Professional Children's School and University of Virginia.

Maddy Larkin

Maddy Larkin

Erik Hamilton

Erik Hamilton

was born in Toronto, Ontario, moved, and grew outside of Dallas, Texas. Erik has performed and studied in various places, from acting in the Edinburgh Fringe Festival, to the Shakespeare festival in Beijing (WTEA), to Sidcup, England. Erik is a member of the Academy of Fight Directors Canada and of Oklahoma City University's BFA Acting '20. Erik also writes and directs for film. His first microfilm, "How to Live in a Pandemic? or Somewhat Social Distance", can be seen by clicking the link below:

Joshua Goldhaber

Joshua Goldhaber

(they/them) is a junior in Drexel University’s Custom-Design major studying Music Composition for Theatre. They are beyond thrilled to be a part of the originating ensemble and creative team of Illuminate! A huge thank you goes out to Kate, David, and Greg for allowing them to take part in this innovative process, and to the whole Illuminate team for their continued inspiration and light that have fueled this endeavor in such a dark time.

Kelsey Bray

Kelsey Bray

Corinne Prudente

Corinne Prudente

is a graduate from OCU with a BFA in Acting. Recent theatre credits include "Clean Slate" (Dion) and "ALiEN8" (8) with Ignition Arts, "Our Town" (Lady in a Box) and "Julius Caesar"(Ensemble) at OCU, and Bad Shakespeare at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival. She also has a recent film credit of "Forces and Philosophies" (songwriter and supporting role), directed by Hannah V. Boyens. She recently collaborated on the book "elevated thoughts" with Kate Brennan, providing the illustrations.

Michael Jobe

Michael Jobe

is an actor, artist, and Oklahoman. He is currently pursuing a BA in Theatre and Performance at Oklahoma City University.

Jordan Kilgore

Jordan Kilgore

is a recent graduate of the Acting program at Oklahoma City University and a native of the Eastern Shore of Maryland. His musical, "The Assassin's Lover, about a complicated love affair between two co-conspirators in the assassination of Grigori Rasputin", was done as a new works workshop at OCU in March 2018. His new play, "That Woman" premiered at the Oklahoma Contemporary in April of 2019.

Brennen Malone

Brennen Malone

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