2014/15 Season Theme: HOMING

Homing: the inherent ability of an animal to navigate through unfamiliar areas to a place of origin. A guiding or directing homeward. The homing instinct. A homing beacon. Creating or defining a sense of home.

In 2015, Ragged Wing Ensemble moves from ripening to nesting with Homing, a season of richly varied new works inspired by the question what does it mean to have, make, or come home?

The Homing season will emerge from an intensive period of creative development and is made possible through the generosity of a Kenneth Rainin Foundation Visibility Award.

CHOOSING HERE: A PERFORMANCE/ART MUSEUM

January 16-25, 2015

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Choosing Here: A Performance/Art Museum invites the audience to explore an immersive environment featuring visual art, performances and film collaborations derived from community interviews, historical research of downtown Oakland and personal experiences. Choosing Here asks viewers and participants to delve into the experiences, choices, memories and mistakes related to this mighty yet humble thing we call HOME. What is involved with staying put? What responsibilities, feelings, actions, patterns, expectations and compromises emerge when we decide to really be (and invest in) where we are? The installations are very short experiences that repeat throughout the duration of the event. Choosing Here will run Thursdays, Fridays & Saturdays at 8:00 pm, Sundays at 2:00 pm, January 16-25. Tickets are $10-25 sliding scale.

DESTINATION HOME: AN EVENING OF SHORT WORKS

March 20th-April 4th, 2015

Photo Gallery: Making It
Photo Gallery: Mother’s Fever Dreams
Photo Gallery: Rock Spring
Photo Gallery: Fantasy Home Sweepstakes: Malibu

In March Ragged Wing Ensemble presents four new short plays written and directed by members of the Ensemble. By turns wistful, comic, incisive, and mythic, playwrights Anthony Clarvoe, Cecilia Palmtag, Addie Ulrey, and Windy Wynazz address fundamental questions about how we create and find home on an elegant set designed by Erik LaDue. All four plays will be performed each night; running time is approximately two hours with one intermission. The series will run Fridays & Saturdays at 8:00 pm and Sundays at 2:00 pm. Tickets are $20-40 sliding scale.

HOMING: A GALLERY EXHIBITION

May 10-June 27, 2015

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The Homing season culminates in a group show featuring the work of fourteen Ragged Wing visual artists.