Andean Mountains (Montañas Andinas)
Carl(os) Roa, José Avilés, Elyas Harris
Saturday, September 9
Andean Mountains is a digital journey through the mountains. Above all, it is a piece about personal geography: the way we relate to our place of origin versus where we’ve relocated. Featuring a performance by a juicy Colombian bear, the piece is both a Google Street View tour as well as an exploration of culture loss.
Written/Performed by Carl(os) Roa
Directed by José Avilés
Movement by Elyas Harris
Production Design by Logan Cryer
Produced by Carl(os) Roa
Carl(os) Roa is a creator, writer, and performer. His work expresses interests in child-like revelry in performance and cultural outsiders. He has worked with organizations such as The Wilma Theater, Philadelphia Artists’ Collective, the Headlong Performance Institute, and Swim Pony Performing Arts. Coming up next: a storytelling performance showcasing queer men of color with First Person Arts after the Fringe.
José Avilés has been an actor, director and theatre arts educator for over 20 years. José directed a public reading of Elliot a Soldier’s Fugue by Philadelphia’s own Quiara Alegria Hudes for the Arden Theatre Co. and the Philadelphia premiere production of the same play for the Walnut Street Theatre Independence Studio on 3 season. José is currently Director of Education Outreach for The Arden Theatre Company.
Elyas Harris has worked as a public school teacher, campaign director, and community organizer for Boston-area theatre companies, and creates work that encourages audiences to think about their role as citizens in the face of oppression. He is a graduate of the Boston Arts Academy’s Theatre Department.
Logan Cryer is a Philadelphia based artist studying at Moore College of Art & Design and Headlong Performance Institute. They are a part of the curatorial collective Modus and has been involved in the curation of shows at Vox Populi, Moore College and Park Towne Place. Logan is very excited to be working Andean Mountains with such a fun and creative team!
$15 / 60 minutes