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Maureen Freedman
'The House by the Lake'

Author: Maureen Freedman

Performance space: The White Space, Acco Festival for Alternative Theatre, and touring

Theatre company/company produced for: HaZira Performance Art Arena

Month & year of original production: August 2010 - September 2010

Description of items intended for exhibition:
Model
Drawing
Video clip
Costume
Prop

Project description:
Somewhere between musical cabaret and contemporary puppetry for adults – 'The House by the Lake' delves into the depth of an unspeakable memory of a disenchanted cabaret singer. As she recalls her story and that of her two sisters during the Holocaust we sense the darkness closing in on them while they struggle to maintain the life they once knew. Escaping into the magical worlds of make-believe the seemingly simple set and costume reveal surprise entrances and exits, magically appearing and disappearing properties and found objects coming together to create new characters - all while we explore their world of a stolen childhood, life and family torn apart, and the power of imagination.

From the press:
'An original and highly imaginative piece, that succeeds in creating a delicate and beautiful theatrical world, which combines the humor and the terror of the situation'
Shai Bar Ya'akov, Yediot Aharonot.

Artform:
Performance Design
Set Design
Costume Design

Designers:
Set designer: Maureen Freedman
Costume designer: Maureen Freedman
Lighting designer: Asi Gottesman
Sound designer: Binya Reches
Director/choreographer: Yael Rasooly and Ya'ara Goldring
Other creative collaborators: Rinat Sternberg and Edna Balilious, Nadav Wiesel (composer and lyricist, Ma'ayan Resnick (Puppet designer)

Image gallery

Maureen Freedman - 'The House by the Lake'

The House by the Lake,
The singing and ballet lesson
Performers: Rinat Sternberg, Yael Rasooly, Edna Balilious
Photographer: Nir Sha'anani

Maureen Freedman - 'The House by the Lake'

The House by the Lake
Bedtime and the mussic session
Performers: Rinat Sternberg, Yael Rasooly, Edna Balilious
Photographer: Nir Sha'anani

Maureen Freedman - 'The House by the Lake'

The House by the Lake
Mother is gone and the Dancer's dream
Performers: Rinat Sternberg, Yael Rasooly, Edna Balilious
Photographer: Nir Sha'anani

Maureen Freedman - 'The House by the Lake'

The House by the Lake
Torn apart
Performers: Rinat Sternberg, Yael Rasooly, Edna Balilious
Photographer: Nir Sha'anani

Maureen Freedman - 'The House by the Lake'

The House by the Lake
Like it once was
Performers: Rinat Sternberg, Yael Rasooly, Edna Balilious
Photographer: Nir Sha'anani

Other media

http://youtu.be/8R-NwazKp0Q
The House by the Lake
Clip from performance in The White Space, Acco Festival for Alternative Theatre, 2010