2018

Believe ghosts before Angels. Ghosts speak from experience.



Chapel Perilous, a dimension beyond the time/space continuum
where human Souls exit their physical bodies, as in dreams,
performing rituals of obsession before returning to their
embodiment. Meanwhile, Father Timeless delivers his
sermons to a congregation of lost souls as Trickster
Jesus and Mad Mary taunt two wayward Monks.





Sylvi Alli as "Mad Mary" and Bryan Smith as "Trickster jesus"

featuring
MEMORIE EDEN, LINDSAY REICH,
MAPLE HOLMES, and HELIA RASTI
as
The Human Souls

JOGEN SALZBERG and PATTON SMALL
as
The Wayward Monks

BRYAN SMITH
as
Trickster Jesus

SYLVI ALLI
as
Mad Mary

ED WELSH
as
Father Timeless



Ed Welsh as "Father Timeless" and Bryan Smith as "Trickster Jesus"


"We attended the Saturday performance. Similar to Zen practice,
at first it seemed much was being asked of us. Later, of course, it became
impossible to ignore what was transpiring. There is a range and depth of
intense human experience being explored. As one might seek in a shared
ritual event, we left gratefully altered, our awareness of the nature
of delusion enhanced."
-
- William Bethea, from the audience



Patton Small and Jogen Salzberg as the Wayward Monks


THE CREW
Zachery Martin & Sage Reilly, Tech Assistants.
Video & guitar, Antero Alli. Vocals & music by Sylvi Alli.
Poetry by Sylvia Plath. Ritual design, fim & direction by Antero Alli.



Where disembodied souls pass between incarnations


“Chapel Perilous, like the mysterious entity called “I”, cannot be located
in the time-space continuum: it is weightless, odorless, tasteless, and
undetectable by ordinary instruments. Indeed like the Ego, once you’re
inside there doesn’t seem to be any way to ever get out, again, until you
suddenly discover that it has been brought into existence by thought and
does not exist outside of thought.”
Robert Anton Wilson, author




Sylvi Alli as "Mad Mary" and Bryan Smith as "Trickster Jesus" performing
the final The Banishing Ritual ("Witch Burning" by Sylvia Plath)


Stills from the film sequences

with "Companions of the Flame" (Sylvi Alli, vocals; Antero Alli, guitar)

The LABYRINTH Lab
10-week workshop leading to the performance



Memorie Eden and Maple Holmes as Living Souls seeking escape from the Chapel