It’s not a style of play that I find enjoyable to read. Trivia About Polaroid Stories Rachelle Cole rated it really liked it Oct 29, There are no discussion topics on this book yet. Based on interviews with sex workers and runaways, Iizuka weaves street slang and raw vulgarity with a gorgeous, poetic lyricism – creating a completely unique and jarring experience. Hello, nice to meet you. As a script it offers a lot of opportunities to display stunning spectacles.

Sydney Scheer rated it it was ok Nov 11, Jul 19, Felicia Latoya Brown rated it did not like it Shelves: Innovative and intriguing, I wish I’d been able to see it at Campo Santo. Sep 04, Sonya rated it it was amazing Shelves: Alex Benjamin rated it liked it Jul 18, A drug addict becomes a Goddess. Feb 15, Denise added it Shelves:

So in love with this script. Alexandra Shields rated it did not like it Jun 24, Aug 09, Lana rated it liked it. I had to read this for a college course. Each image has that rich Polaroid color that dates everything back to some indeterminate time when the world’s colors were brighter the mid-Eighties?

Not all the stories these character A visceral blend of classical mythology and real life stories told by street kids, Naomi lizuka’s Polaroid Stories journeys into a dangerous world where myth-making fulfills a fierce need for transcendence, where storytelling has the power to transform a reality in which characters’ lives are continually threatened, devalued and effaced. A girl with scars all over her body and flowers in her hair doesn’t hurt at all because she has crossed the river of forgetfulness and can’t remember how she got all cut up.

Lists with This Book. Anne rated it liked it May 30, Orpheus obsessively follows and harasses his girlfriend, Eurydice, who is trying to escape his synnopsis love. Unknown Binding88 pages. The Department of Theater, Dance, and Performance Studies teaches performance as a mode of critical inquiry, creative expression and public engagement.


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The concept is interesting, though often I found myself trying and failing to understand the link that was supposed to be made with certain myths. A God becomes a man. Based on interviews with sex workers and runaways, Iizuka weaves street slang and raw vulgarity with a gorgeous, poetic lyricism – creating a completely unique and jarring experience.

Maybe nxomi would be different to see it on stage, but I’m not one for gratuitous cursing Set in a dilapidated urban landscape, Polaroid Stories follows a group of teenagers, portrayed as mythological characters, as they hustle, steal, and try to survive the streets.

Polaroid Stories: An Adaptation of Ovid’s Metamorphoses

Innovative and intriguing, I wish I’d been able to see it at Campo Santo. Informed, as well, by interviews with young prostitutes and street kids, Polaroid Stories conveys a whirlwind of psychic disturbance, confusion and longing. Natalie Holbert rated it it was amazing Mar 13, The play itself has undergone an intense alteration and is a great chance for dramaturgical processes. Want to Read saving…. Hyde Park Theatre, through Wtories 2 In the final scene of this Frontera Hyde Park Theatre production, the backdrop changes from a wall of black plastic garbage bags to a multi-colored display of dozens of Polaroid portraits.

Beyond the lyrical nature of the play, Hall sees particular resonance of the play with the students. Shut the fuck up, bitch! Performances are Fridays and Saturdays at 8pm and Sundays at 2pm. Jane Macedonia rated it it was amazing Jan 19, I would love to see how some were done on stage, especially the ones where people are supposed to storiess into a “thousand” pieces or turn into stars.

So drenched are the characters in various intoxicants that they frequently engage in speedy, abrupt conversations that quickly veer from sweetly romantic to sickly violent.

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Here among the street kids, the frequent fluctuations in self-image are more often due to abuse at home, abuse in relationships, and the hardships of street life. Dec 16, Taylor Hudson rated it it was amazing Shelves: Serpentine routes from the street to the heart characterize the interactions in this spellbinding tale of young people pushed to society’s fringe.


Narcissus is a young street hustler obsessed with his own visage who storjes off wealthy men that desire him. Random Acts of Magic. This script is a fascinating understanding and alteration of Metamorphoses.

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Mar 17, Margaret rated it really liked it Shelves: It seems a work to be much better appreciated seen than merely read as should be the case for all good theatre. A note to readers: Not all the stories these characters tell are true; some are lies, wild yams, clever deceits, baroque fabrications.