As a company, Sojourn is committed to the exchange of ideas and energy that touring affords artists and communities alike.
Our works is often site-based. Staged in specific, non-traditional spaces, we look to take these shows, or sets of actions, into residency and presenting contexts. We bring projects that blend innovative artistic practice with authentic civic engagement activity.
Our piece BUILT has so far been re-imagined in a law school library in Chicago, the State Capitol's Legislative Hall in Hartford, CT, a sales showroom for waterfront condos on Portland's South Waterfront and at various community planning events around rural Virginia.
Our show On The Table, involving community partnerships, ambitious interactive media, long distance cross site audience travel, and participatory strategies within the performance event itself, explores the challenging conversations that sometimes surface within the context of contemporary values and urban/rural divides. With the story of two main characters dislocated from home at it's center, and food as a dramaturgical gathering activity in process and in performance, the show pursues the question- if place builds identity and value, can a shared meal bridge more than physical distance?
Both BUILT and On The Table are suited to partner with festivals, presenting houses and civic entities looking for ways to engage a larger community in arts-based public dialogue.
In addition, our current project WAITING FOR YOU (on the corner of...), a collaboration with NYC's The TEAM and opening at Kansas City Repertory Theater in Winter 2013, is being designed to play in more traditional theatre venues but includes a unique and dynamic model of public discourse within the event itself. The show is available to tour beginning Spring 2013.