2018


Celebrating the resiliency of the Creative Spirit in William Blake and in all
committed artists to survive the onslaughts of trauma and other attempts
to crush the joy of creation. Blake's life, his visionary art and his
song-poems inspired the creation of "Fallen Monsters".
- Antero Alli, director

Featuring 8 poems from
William Blake's "Songs of Innocence and Experience"
Performed as songs by SYLVI ALLI

A DREAM
THE ANGEL
NURSE’S SONG
A POISON TREE
THE LAUGHING SONG
THE HUMAN ABSTRACT
AH SUNFLOWER!
THE LITTLE VAGABOND

with...
MEMORIE EDEN, MAPLE HOLMES, HANK PETERSON,
LINDSAY REICH, PATTON SMALL
, BRYAN SMITH, ED WELSH

as "THE CHILDREN"

~AND ~
ANTERO ALLI
as "THE VOICE OF AUTHORITY"




Watch An Excerpt from the Performance
"The Little Vagabond' by William Blake




 

"The Little Vagabond"

Dear Mother, dear Mother, the Church is cold, 
But the Ale-house is healthy & pleasant & warm; 
Besides I can tell where I am use'd well, 
Such usage in heaven will never do well. 

   But if at the Church they would give us some Ale. 
And a pleasant fire, our souls to regale; 
We'd sing and we'd pray, all the live-long day; 
Nor ever once wish from the Church to stray, 

   Then the Parson might preach & drink & sing. 
And we'd be as happy as birds in the spring: 
And modest dame Lurch, who is always at Church, 
Would not have bandy children nor fasting nor birch. 

   And God like a father rejoicing to see, 
His children as pleasant and happy as he: 
Would have no more quarrel with the Devil or the Barrel 
But kiss him & give him both drink and apparel.




Credits, Vision Statement, Who We Are, How We Came this Way







Musical direction and song performances by Sylvi Alli
Poetry by William Blake ("Songs of Innocence & Experience")
Visionary art by William Blake. Film collage edited by Antero Alli

Additional text by the cast. Ritual design & direction by Antero Alli
Assistance by Jennifer Bruce, Zac Martin, Sage Reilly, Cibyl Kavan

"Fallen Monsters" Vision Statement
plus a brief video clip of the rehearsal

"Fallen Monsters" Performance Stills
Pix from the final night May 13th

ParaTheatrical ReSearch PDX
BIOs for Antero and Sylvi Alli

The "CONTRACT" Lab
On workshopping this production




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