Sea of Trees (7W, 2M; Musical with puppet)

Book and Lyrics by Ryan Oliveira, Music by Adam Phillips
Workshop Production at the University of Iowa
Feb. 27-28, 2015
DirectorMarina Bergenstock
Music DirectorFrankie Rose
Costume ConsultantHiram Orozco
Lighting/Set Consultant: 
Raymond Ockenfels
Violence DesignerLukas Brasherfons
Stage ManagerSamantha Paradis
GuitarAdam Phillips
Electric BassCJ Kent
PercussionRiley Cook

In Aokigahara – also known as the Suicide Forest of Japan – a young woman named Aimi seeks to reunite with her lost lover, Kats…much to the chagrin of her stuffed calico cat, Neko. She learns from a priest that the only way to communicate with Kats is through a near-death experience, so she plays with suicide to meet him. Unknowingly, every close call with death brings her closer to total destruction at the hands of the malevolent spirits of the forest, including Moriko, who desires to devour her delectable soul. Aimi’s only hope of finally reuniting with Kats on the same side of life is a sacrifice – but how big of a sacrifice will she actually make?



Aimi:               Katie Boothroyd
Neko:              Maya Bassuk
Kouki:             Zach Hendershott
Kats:                Nicholas Montgomery
Moriko:           Megan Henry
Otsuyu:           Madeline Ascherl
Kuchisake:      Raine Welterlen
Okiku:            Rubina Vidal
Oiwa:              Ariel Davis
  • Spider
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  • Ryan Oliveira & Adam Phillips
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  • Made of Stuff
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  • Ryan Oliveira & Adam Phillips
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  • Food for the Soul
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  • Ryan Oliveira & Adam Phillips
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  • The Suicide Note of Katsuo Mori
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  • Ryan Oliveira & Adam Phillips
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Ryan Oliveira

Ideas.  I'm full of them.

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