Color Wheel is a creation of Red’s and is best described as a live color experience using shadow puppets, an overhead projector, stop-motion animation and song. The piece is an exploration into people’s understandings of color and its effect on how they perceive the world, the press release said. The production is a one-woman show.
Red combines personal narrative with environmental justice themes, shadow puppetry, animation and live singing. Her work is playfully macabre, and often explores what it means to transform, according to the press release.
Opener Noel recently released her first solo EP titled Wanderings, which takes influence from folk, blues, and bluegrass. “Her performances pair banjo with heartfelt and poignant vocals. Tunes ranging from wistful to upbeat provide the backdrop for lyrics highlighting adventures of love, joy, disobedience and sorrow with themes of admiration for the land, whiskey, and dancing throughout,” said the press release.
Born in Maryland and raised on a rural farm, working hard and playing hard are Noel’s two main states-of-being. “A choir girl turned folk musician, her first solo production showcases her vocal prowess and the banjo’s musical versatility,” the press release stated.
To learn more, visit the Facebook event “Rae Red Shadow Play and Haley Noel!” Or browse raered.com or haleynoel.bandcamp.com.