the seven ravens project
The Seven Ravens Project is a theatrical adaptation of the Brothers Grimm tale, The Seven Ravens, a story of a young girl's epic quest to reunite with her long-lost brothers and reverse a curse. Her journey takes her past the edge of the world and through the cosmos, where she encounters the sun, the moon, and the stars. The Seven Ravens Project mashes up this fantastical Grimms' tale with the true, heroic, tragic and triumphant stories of contemporary child migrants and refugees across the world. Featuring a diverse, international, multilingual cast of women physical performers, and incorporating song, movement, puppetry and projections, The Seven Ravens Project sheds light on one of today's most pressing sociopolitical issues through the lenses of allegory, fantasy and play. The Seven Ravens Project is directed and conceived by Marisol Soledad and features Kaitlin Kaufman, Rachel Jarvis, Miaojuan Chen, Maya Carter, Grace Bernardo, Juliana Suaide, Ana Cantorån Viramontes, and Brianna Mireya Espinal. The work will be developed in 2017 at Drop Forge & Tool Creative Residency in Hudson, NY and at the Barn Arts Collective in Maine.