Running Time: approximately 65 minutes

In Falling Awake: a fugue state, we travel deep into the human condition and its many realities, via language, music, physical theatre - and ballroom dancing. Glimpses of lives repeat, layer, and expand as performers and audience follow narrative threads spun in multiple variations. UMO's surprisingly funny and compelling new work takes the audience on a shared journey through unexpected recognitions and lives both old and new, with identity, love, and memory dancing together like dust in sunlight.

In the past eighteen years, UMO Ensemble has become known as one of the most innovative, compelling, and critically acclaimed performance companies based in the Pacific Northwest. The Ensemble has performed in theaters, festivals, and schools throughout the Northwest, the United States, Canada, and Europe.

UMO began their creative collaboration in 1987. The company is committed to an Ensemble of performers who create and compose their own productions. The Ensemble's creative process is rooted in physical theatre. Improvisations in movement, character, vocalizing, and writing are the basis for the creation and development of new works. For each piece there is a member of the Ensemble who serves as artistic director, holding the larger picture in mind. Since their arrival on Vashon Island in 1989, UMO Ensemble has created over twenty original works for the theatre.

CAST: Tré Cotten**, David Godsey, Emily Huntingford, Elizabeth Klob, Kristi Krein, Janet McAlpin, Reid Watson

CREATIVE: Christopher Petit (Director), Maria Glanz (Writer, with contributions from cast), Robertson Witmer (Music & Sound Design), Elizabeth Klob (Costume Design), Chris Frickland (Lighting Design), Sarah E. Howard (Ballroom Dance Choreography)

(** denotes member, Actors Equity)

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