Refuge is a condition of being safe or sheltered from pursuit, danger, or trouble.
Enter into a sacred space, not unlike a church, or the center of the sacred ring of stones/monoliths, and reimagine a more desirable reality or alternate world by reaching as far down into history as we can go, so as to realign with the sacred feminine.
Refuge will allow itself to be experienced by one small group (germ pod) at a time. The “audience” will walk into the center and be surrounded by 11 (8x4 foot) painted panels, accompanied by sculptural installations and a soundscape. Each panel/installation will represent a Goddess or sacred feminine principle. These Goddesses are modeled after the deities in numerous creation myths, allowing us to center, recalibrate, reconnect with the building blocks of the natural world, question our place within the universe, and contemplate how we can be a part of a more harmonious existence.
Shaking the Tree has commissioned a writer/performer for each panel. We are beyond thrilled to share their incredible collective work with you.
Our Lady of Essence and ExchangeKaylaHanson Our Lady of Lunar Reflection Rebby Yuer Foster Our Lady of Majestic Abundance AmberLux Archer Our Lady of Primeval Chaos AnthonyHudson/CarlaRossi Our Lady of Rebirth MKChavez Our Lady of Solar Magnificence LaurenModica Our Lady of the Deep Interior Sanctuary StephanieAdams-Santos Our Lady of the Infinite Night Sky KristinaHaddad Our Lady of the Primal Waters JosieSeid Our Lady of the Primordial Fire Sara JeanAccuardi Our Lady of the Waters Beneath the Waters MichelleRuiz Keil
Lighting and Video Trevor Sargent DramaturgPancho Savery Technical InternMadelyn Southard Stage ManagerNatashaStockem Set DesignSamanthaVan Der Merwe Sound DesignerMattWiens