Untold Space speaks to the limitless possibilities inherent to theatre. It explores stories unheard and places unvisited, while grounding us in what is familiar and immediate. The Untold Space season will question the conventions of human relationships, the workings of the mind, and the world beyond.
PILLOWTALK & OTHER PARTS OF SPEECH
WRITTEN BY NATALIE ANN VALENTINE | DIRECTED BY KATIE CISZEK
Pillowtalk & Other Parts of Speech is a scene cycle of love stories. But not necessarily that kind of love. Parents and their children, strangers meeting for the first time, two people passing on a sidewalk like ships in the night, old lovers, new lovers, siblings — Pillowtalk tells stories of the human desire to share life with others, whether we like it or not. Written by Natalie Ann Valentine and directed by Katie Ciszek.
UNTITLED HORROR PROJECT
WRITTEN AND DIRECTED BY ANDREW WATRING
Trauma leaves scars; they call out perpetually. Often, something answers the call. An artist struggles against anxiety, paranoia, and the fear of healing as their own scars act as a beacon for nightmarish pain and hopelessness. Untitled Horror Project portrays Imposter Syndrome and PTSD as they act against the process of creation. Untitled Horror Project is a genre-breaking psychological thriller about what the mind does when it’s backed against a corner.
BY ALESSANDRA VIEGAS | DIRECTED BY VANESSA PAOLA LOSADA & KATIE CISZEK
Between Us is a brand new play by Alessandra Viegas about a blended and broken family, generationally inherited trauma, and the struggles of growing up with a foot in two different worlds. Presented as part of the Dimensions: New Works series.
WRITTEN BY HANNAH RUTH WELLONS
2019. Zephyr and Enfys inherit a decrepit old manor when their father suddenly dies. From the moment they set foot on the grounds, they know that something about this place is different. 1819. Diana and Margaret are secretly planning a life together. Diana begins having strange dreams of a future she doesn’t recognize, and Margaret has taken to sleepwalking. Time bends, people long dead and people not yet born converge, changing each other forever.
FROM, BY, AND FOR THE DC COMMUNITY
Dimensions: Untold is an ephemeral, nonexistent, grounded, communal ambition. Fractal is putting out a call to any and all artists who want to put something, anything, on a stage — or not a stage at all. Stay tuned for our request for proposals. Whatever is chosen for Dimensions: Untold will receive comprehensive producing support from the Fractal staff.