Written and Directed by Rubén Polendo
Readings and Workshops presented at New York Theatre Workshop, The Mark Taper Forum/RMT, The McCarter Theater and Sundance Theater Laboratory.
Summer 2003 - Summer 2004
Theater Mitu presents Dhammashok (a production later retitled Ahraihsak). With an original score by Todd Almond and text written by Rubén Polendo, this epic myth, rooted in a story from ancient India has over 40 characters played by a cast of 10 actors. Dhammashok follows a regal prince's transformation from a ruthless warrior striving to unite his country to devout Buddhist committed to a life of non-violence.
Set Design: Scott Spahr
Costume Design: Miranda Hoffman
Lighting Design: Ryan Mueller
Assistant Director: Bryce Dallas Howard
Choreographer: Scott Spahr
Mask Design: Lori Petermann
Original Music: Jef Evans
Original Songs: Todd Almond
Dramaturgy: Jocelyn Clarke
Cast: Aysan Celik, Anel Lopez, Corey Sullivan, Nathan Baesel, Darren Pettie, Jason Lew, Carmen Herlihy, Ben Fox, Ryan West, Scott Spahr