by Theatre Temoin & Grafted Cede Theatre
Devising Cast: Dorie Kinnear, Will Pinchin
Director: Ailin Conant
Designer: Amy Yardley
Composers: Otto Muller, Liam Quinn
Sound Design: Jamie Flockton
Stage Manager: Ina Berggren
Creative Producer: Patrick Collier
Military Participation: Ciara Brennan
Friday, June 1st at 7pm
Saturday, June 2nd at 7pm
Sunday, June 3rd at 5pm
All performances are at Stage 773
(1225 W. Belmont Ave.)
“Ingenious and grotesque…An astounding and moving play.”
★★★★★ Three Weeks Edinburgh
“A masterpiece…The audience spontaneously laughed, gasped and burst into tears.”
★★★★★ Broadway Baby
“Highly physical, inventive and engaging, this is exciting new work that takes mythic inspiration to explore post traumatic stress to great effect.”
★★★★★ Three Weeks Brighton
Odysseus has come home from the war. His bath’s broken, and he can’t fix it. As he stares at his reflection, he begins to find that his journey back to the people he loves might not be as easy at it seems.
Set in a bathroom, Nobody’s Home follows a soldier’s journey through his own mind, as he struggles with the monsters of his past to finally come home. In their signature physical style, Theatre Temoin and Grafted Cede present a unique and striking exploration of PTSD in a modern retelling of Homer’s Odyssey.
Nobody’s Home was developed in California through a series of collaborative workshops with combat veterans.
Presented by Theatre Témoin and Grafted Cede Theatre with support from The Salisbury Playhouse and The Wellcome Trust.
Will is the Co-Artistic Director of Grafted Cede Theatre together with Dorie Kinnear. He trained at the London International School of Performing Arts (LISPA), before receiving his PhD at Central School of Speech and Drama, entitled “Myth within Contemporary Mask Praxis”. Will has designed masks for numerous productions, most recently the national tour of The Marked, working collaboratively with homeless populations throughout the UK. His most recent credit, The Creature in Frankenstein, performed at the Brockley Jack Theatre, earned him a 2018 OFFIE Award Nomination. Will is the resident movement director for Arrows and Traps Theatre Company, and he teaches Physical Theatre and Movement at Fourth Monkey Actor Training Programme.
Dorie Kinnear (Penny)
Dorie is many things: an actor, devisor, movement director, dancer, mask maker and mother. She is the co-artistic director of Grafted Cede Theatre, founded in 2007 with Will Pinchin. Dorie trained at the London International School of Performing Arts (LISPA) where she received an MFA in 2006. Having a two and a half-year-old daughter, Dorie has had her hands full recently. Playing at home with the little one and playing in the world with Theatre Témoin's "The Marked", performed in hostels and venues throughout the UK and Norway; with Paper Balloon's "The Boy and the Mermaid" around the British seaside and "Once Upon a Snowflake" in wild Chelsea, London; and keeping the journey going with Grafted Cede's first baby "Nobody's Home" back to military bases and theaters around England. Dorie is a certified Alexander Technique teacher, always looking for a moment to lay down and breathe.
Ailin Conant (Director)
Ailin is a Japanese-American director with a passion for daring new works of theatre that engage audiences with untold and under-told stories in a visual, visceral way. She has worked freelance for various companies including The Bush Theatre (UK), Ayyam Al-Masrah (Gaza), Clown Me In (Mexico), The Catalyst (Switzerland), and Satellite Théâtre (Montreal), and has produced work through Theatre Témoin in Rwanda, Israel, Kashmir, Lebanon, France, and the USA. She enjoys working with young artists and has directed showcase work for East 15 and Fourth Monkey; and outreach work for The Old Vic Theatre and The Young Vic Theatre. Ailin also works freelance as a movement director, fight director, and dramaturg.
by Dorie Kinnear & Will Pinchin
Monday June 4
10am to 1pm
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“Masterpiece…The audience spontaneously laughed, gasped and burst into tears in equal measure.”
~ Ben Blythe
“Ingenious and grotesque…this review can’t do coherent justice to this astounding and moving play.”
~ Kirsty MacSween
“Highly physical, inventive and engaging, this is exciting new work with a strong central concept that takes mythic inspiration to explore post traumatic stress to great effect.”
~ Alex Brown