The Apostle Project

Conceived and Directed by Rubén Polendo
A Theater Mitu collaboration
Presented at New York Theatre Workshop's 4th Street Theatre
Summer 2008

Can faith be questioned? Can memory be contradicted? Can fear be suppressed?
At the birth of any political or spiritual movement, a leader arises to guide, fuel and inspire its followers. But when this leader falls, it is the followers that are left with the shambles of thoughts, ideas, promises and hopes--they are left to question what has truly been left behind. At a pivotal time in our own country's leadership, The Apostle Project explores these questions. It examines how fear, memory, hope and faith propel the choosing and following of a leader. Amidst an impactful visual landscape, athletic staging and live music, Mitu engenders an emotional narrative that brings voices and images of faith-followers from throughout history and holds them accountable for our own future.

Stage Manager: Hilary Austin
Dramaturgy: Chris Mills
Scenic Design and Choreography: Scott Spahr
Costume Design: Candida Nichols
Lighting Design: Kate Ashton
Video Design: Ben Fox
Assistant Designer: Justin Nestor
Assistant Director: John Robichau
Composers: Jef Evans and Stephanie Johnstone

 Jenni-Lynn Brick, Adam Cochran, Emily Davis, Corey Sullivan, Ryan West, Ruby Joy (understudy)
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