Patterns, Amy Munz’s energetic one-woman show in San Francisco, frolics around romantic encounter. She assumes an array of personalities in love with someone, flipping through accents, ages, and genders juxtaposed with natural and urban projections peopled with more personalities.
Amy Munz performs the role of Amot as well as five other characters (including Adela, a passionate adolescent who just kissed the love of her life and Abigail, a quirky, imaginative young woman who loves her dog Ruby and the natural landscape that surrounds her). The play has a large cast. She bangs around time and space while articulating the experience. Her life is in motion and few things are resolved. Munz’s physical approach woos the audience as we track her motion.
I liked how the stories are not spelled out but are revealed in disjointed fragments. Like life itself, assembly is required. Some illustrations supplied.
Directed by Henry Godinez, the Resident Artistic Associate at Chicago’s Goodman Theatre and the curator of that city’s Latino Theatre Festival. Michael Hunter consulted artistically and is a performance curator, and adjunct professor at Stanford University where he received his PhD in Drama and Directing.
The ambitious Amy Munz wants to build her own multi-media theatre that features a traditional theatre space with surrounding audio-video and a cafe. Check out her design at www.TheNewStage.com
Don't miss this entertaining show!
Patterns is presented by The New Stage, Dennis Gallagher Arts Pavilion, 66 Page St, San Francisco, CA, July 16 - August 16, 2014