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Performances

Monuments of the Future

Individual Monument performances:​

POSTPONED TO APRIL 24 AT 7:15: Atlas — April 22, 7:15pm, concurrently with Invocation + Earth! on the Haigis Mall
Defiance — April 23, 12pm, Campus Center Plinth 
Scribe — April 26, 12pm, Library Garden
Truth — April 27, 8pm, on the Campus Pond Island
Innovation — April 28, 7pm, outside the Mullins Center
Loss — April 29, 12pm, between Clark and Thatcher
Connection — April 30, 11:30am, at the Campus Center stairs
May 2 (Finale) — 7:30pm, around the Campus Pond

All events are in-person, outdoors, following UMass COVID protocols. Preregistration required. 

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Seven beings rise up from the earth, Seven symbols move across a campus. Seven spokes on a wheel take us through the never-ending cycle of change. Monuments of the Future is an interactive installation and performance collaboration between theater artists across disciplines. Join them as they journey across our campus and reimagine what it means to create images designed to speak across time. 

MONUMENTS OF THE FUTURE
Co-conceived by Anya Klepikov and Rudy Ramirez; 
Devised by Elisa Gonzales, Anya Klepikov, Xinyuan Li, Calypso Michelet, Eddie Pizzano, Rudy Ramirez 
Direction - Rudy Ramirez 
Visual design for Truth (Singer), Loss (Runner), Defiance (Sisypha), Innovation (Butterfly), and the Destructive Impulse (Pinata) - Anya Klepikov
Visual design for Connection (Tower), Remembrance (Scribe), Sacrifice (Atlas), and Death- Calypso Michelet
Lighting design - Xinyuan Li
Sound design - Eddie Pizzano
Stage Management - Abigail Sullivan 
Fabrication: UMass Amherst Theater Costume Shop, Light Shop, Scenic Shop

INDIVIDUAL MONUMENTS

MONUMENT OF TRUTH: The Singer
Co-conceived by Anya Klepikov and Rudy Ramirez
Devised by Elisa Gonzales, Anya Klepikov, Xinyuan Li, Calypso Michelet, Eddie Pizzano, Rudy Ramirez
Direction - Rudy Ramirez 
Visual design  - Anya Klepikov 
Lighting design - Xinyuan Li 
Assistant Lighting Designer - William Waisnor
Sound design - Eddie Pizzano
Stage Management - Abigail Sullivan
Performer - Elizabeth Laine

MONUMENT OF INNOVATION: Butterfly
Co-conceived by Anya Klepikov and Rudy Ramirez 
Devised by Elisa Gonzales, Anya Klepikov, Xinyuan Li, Calypso Michelet, Eddie Pizzano, Rudy Ramirez
Direction - Rudy Ramirez 
Visual design  - Anya Klepikov
Lighting design - Xinyuan Li 
Assistant Lighting Designer - William Waisnor
Sound design - Eddie Pizzano 
Stage Management - Abigail Sullivan; 
Performer - Abigail Hare. 

MONUMENT OF SACRIFICE: Atlas
Co-conceived by Anya Klepikov and Rudy Ramirez
Devised by Elisa Gonzales, Anya Klepikov, Xinyuan Li, Calypso Michelet, Eddie Pizzano, Rudy Ramirez
Direction - Rudy Ramirez 
Visual design  - Calypso Michelet 
Lighting design - Xinyuan Li 
Assistant Lighting Designer - William Waisnor
Sound design - Eddie Pizzano
Stage Management - Abigail Sullivan
Performer - Hia Ghosh

MONUMENT OF CONNECTION: The Tower
Co-conceived by Anya Klepikov and Rudy Ramirez
Devised by Elisa Gonzales, Anya Klepikov, Xinyuan Li, Calypso Michelet, Eddie Pizzano, Rudy Ramirez 
Direction - Rudy Ramirez
Visual design  - Calypso Michelet
Lighting design - Xinyuan Li
Assistant Lighting Designer - William Waisnor
Sound design - Eddie Pizzano 
Stage Management - Abigail Sullivan
Performer - Fiona Herter 

MONUMENT OF REMEMBRANCE: The Scribe
Co-conceived by Anya Klepikov and Rudy Ramirez 
Devised by Elisa Gonzales, Anya Klepikov, Xinyuan Li, Calypso Michelet, Eddie Pizzano, Rudy Ramirez 
Direction - Rudy Ramirez; 
Visual design  - Calypso Michelet; 
Lighting design - Xinyuan Li
Assistant Lighting Designer - William Waisnor
Sound design - Eddie Pizzano 
Stage Management - Abigail Sullivan 
Performer - Alison Butts 

MONUMENT OF DEFIANCE: Sisypha.

MONUMENTS OF THE FUTURE credits:
Co-conceived by Anya Klepikov and Rudy Ramirez; 
Devised by Elisa Gonzales, Anya Klepikov, Xinyuan Li, Calypso Michelet, Eddie Pizzano, Rudy Ramirez; 
Direction - Rudy Ramirez; 
Visual design  - Anya Klepikov; 
Lighting design - Xinyuan Li; 
Sound design - Eddie Pizzano; 
Stage Management - Abigail Sullivan; 
Performer - Elisa Gonzales.

MONUMENT OF LOSS: The Runner.

MONUMENTS OF THE FUTURE credits:
Co-conceived by Anya Klepikov and Rudy Ramirez; 
Devised by Elisa Gonzales, Anya Klepikov, Xinyuan Li, Calypso Michelet, Eddie Pizzano, Rudy Ramirez; 
Direction - Rudy Ramirez; 
Visual design  - Anya Klepikov; 
Lighting design - Xinyuan Li; 
Sound design - Eddie Pizzano; 
Stage Management - Abigail Sullivan; 
Performer - Kyla Rafferty.