Charge of the Moon

In the days before our modern notion of physics, it was thought that the sun, stars, and planets were moved by the agents of the Almighty. Angels of the fourth, sixth, and seventh rank took care of Jupiter, Mars, and the Sun. Angels of the third rank ran Saturn, and the Cherubim had charge of the fixed stars. It was commonly agreed that it was only the most lowly of angels who had Charge of the Moon.

Charge of the Moon — A tale of three angels that don’t even make it onto the chart. Never mind a planet, these three have been given the seemingly simple task of looking our for just one person – a young woman named Sue. Sue finds herself on the 28th floor ledge of her office building. She stares down at the flashing lights and eager thrill seekers below. Dizzy with fear, she is visited by these three “almost angels” who guide her backwards through her childhood to play out the moments that got her to where she is today. In a desperate attempt to save her and work their way up the divine ladder, it is unclear if they help her or push her closer to the edge.

Charge of the Moon is both funny and tragic, filled with song and visually stunning images to create a unique theatrical experience that will not be quickly forgotten.

Artists

Sherry J. Yoon, Artistic Director of Boca del Lupo, is a theatre creator and director with a passion for creating new performances through collaborative pursuits. With Boca del Lupo, Sherry has co-created more than 35 productions, including: Fall Away Home, an intergenerational site-specific production in the forest of Stanley Park; Photog, a large-scale show that toured across Canada and was created with interviews from prominent conflict photographers; and You Are It, as part of the Silver commissions from the Arts Club Theatre that investigates the complex dynamics between female friendships. During Sherry’s tenure, the company has received numerous awards, including the Rio Tinto Alcan Performing Arts Award, and Jessie Awards for Outstanding Production, Design, Actor, Ensemble, as well as the Critic’s Choice Innovation Award. Her productions have toured festivals and venues across Canada, Europe and Mexico.  She co-created an online exhibition of Expedition, an iterative collaboration between Boca del Lupo and the Performance Corporation, and working on Net Zero, an interactive theatre installation about climate change that involves the audience charging a battery with a stationary bicycle. She is also a freelance director who has worked at the Richmond Gateway Theatre, Bard on the Beach, the Vancouver International Children’s Festival and at the National Arts Centre in Ottawa Canada.

Sherry J Yoon
Director

Jay Dodge

Dramaturg

The Artistic Producer of Boca del Lupo, Jay Dodge has won several Jesse Richardson Theatre Awards including seven nominations for the Critic’s Choice Award for Innovation. His artistry is one of innovation and daring, demonstrated in his one-man show about conflict photography featuring interactive video, stunt rigging and verbatim text, Photog. Jay’s playwriting is characterized by a balance compelling content with dynamic forms. Other examples include Red Phone, an iterative project that dramatically shifts the relationship of the audience to the playwright through the technology of a telephone and video prompter; large scale, site specific works such a Vasily the Luckless co-written with James Fagan Tait which engaged the geography of the performance’s journey as a central collaborator in the dramaturgy and design; and My Dad, My Dog which leveraged the world of Jay White’s animation in taking the audience on a journey to the most sequestered kingdom on earth, North Korea. Currently serving on the national board of the Professional Association of Canadian Theatres (PACT), Jay is also a co-founder of PL1422 and has special interest in creative space making. He has consulted with several local BC companies including the Playwrights Theatre Centre and Gateway Theatre for their strategic and facility planning.

Jay Dodge
Dramaturg

Performers Tamara McCarthy, Kevin MacDuff, Maiko Bae Yamamoto Guest Performer John Graham Lee

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