• Mythic Theater

    A collaboration between Aaron Eaves and Tom Emanuel

     

    In our work with the Mythic Theater, my writing partner Aaron Eaves and I bring ancient storytelling power to bear on contemporary stories and communities. In the Western world, theater first emerges in the context of Greek drama. It’s all about bringing the gods to life – it is an explicitly religious project.

     

    Weaving together pop music, ritual, theater, and storytelling, our work breathes new life into the myths of the past and incarnates new myths that speak to our time as our ancestors’ spoke to theirs. We hope that as you experience Mythic Theater, you will discover new ways of telling your story, of telling our story, that bring hope and the possibility of transformation.

     

    "[Theater is]...all about bringing the gods to life – it is an explicitly religious project."

     

     

    Contact us directly about bringing Mythic Theater to your congregation or organization. Our current offerings include:

    • From the Desert to the Gate (a retelling of the Palm Sunday story)
    • The Flame Dances (a retelling of the Pentecost story)
    • I See Fire (an original ecological myth)
    If you want to commission an original work, contact us about that too!
  • "I See Fire"

    Some of our plays reimagine stories from existing religious traditions; others seek to incarnate new myths that speak to our time as our ancestors’ myths spoke to theirs. “I See Fire” is one of the latter. It tells the story of a young woman, Shae, in a world not unlike our own. She grows up in a tiny village on the slopes of a great Mountain, where she and her people live in harmony with—and at the mercy of—the natural world around them. When they discover how to shape Nature for their benefit and security, however, they learn the hard way how little we can actually control. It is a creative reimagining of the story of humanity’s relationship to the Earth: how we got here, and where we might be going.

     

    More information on "I See Fire."

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