FLYING MACHINES tells the story of Antoine Featherless' short, exhilarating life: Packed in a suitcase at birth and flung from the 1001th floor of the hospital, Antoine falls to the inevitable pavement and transforms to bedrock and landscape.
FLYING MACHINES is an original spoken-word opera, a frothing punk in an unfinished basement, an examination of the weightlessness of dreaming and the gravity of waking, an affront, and a eulogy for the stratosphere.
Performed and Co-created by: actor Aryo Khakpour, composer/musician Elliot Vaughan and lighting designer Jonathan Kim.
Written and Directed by: elysse cheadle
Performed on the opening night of the Accordion Noir Festival, September 10th at the Western Front
photo by elysse cheadle