Theatre In Exile / Théâtre En Exile is a Brooklyn based company founded in 2013 by artist Samuel James Wilson as a means of maintaining artistic autonomy and creating works that are timely, visually vibrant, emotionally charged.
TIE’s then worked on a multimedia adaptation of Harold Pinter’s Mountain Language was seen at The Silent Barn in Brooklyn, NY and was the follow-up to 2013’s The Big Mzungu of Kilwa Kivinje and the end to a year-long hiatus.
Currently, the company is presenting their new short work, Amerigo ’13, EP.1: Watermelon Sky (for Annie L. Burton) as part of the !+?=!? (Interrobang) Festival at Title:Point company’s space Vital Joint in The Silent Barn.
It is the first of many short works under the Amerigo ’13 title to come, a winding investigation of the American landscape through time. Created with source material primarily from Annie L. Burton’s autobiography Recollections of a Happy Life, this first instalment digs into a woman’s recollection of long life as it comes to a close.
Text & Direction by Samuel James Wilson
Performed by J Molière
Sound Design by Lon Kaiser
Video Design by Patrick Flynn