ABOUT THE SHOW
MAINSTAGE | FOR NOW
An Original Devised Work
Created in Collaboration with the Cast
Motivated by “How To Do Nothing” by Jenny Odell
For Now is an original performance that considers the effects of living in a state of overwhelm, and the attempts we make to slow, steady, and arrive in the present moment. A movement-driven and musical experience, this imagistic work is created by performance-maker Erika Chong Shuch in collaboration with the cast and creative team. This work is motivated by Jenny Odell’s NYT bestseller, How To Do Nothing: Resisting the Attention Economy. For Now invites audiences into a contemplation of time and stillness, and aims to inspire — in the words of Odell — “the revolutionary potential of taking back our attention.”
For Now is produced in collaboration with the Stanford COLLEGE Program.
ABOUT THE DIRECTOR
Erika Chong Shuch is a choreographer, director, and performance maker who’s work spans devised experimental performance and social practice, and produces unexpected forms of audience engagement. Shuch has worked for theaters including Oregon Shakespeare Festival, The Arena, Roundhouse Theater/Getty Villa, Theater for a New Audience, Pittsburg Public, Portland Center Stage, American Conservatory Theater, Folger Theater and Kennedy Center. Erika’s work has been supported by Creative Capital, New England Foundation for the Arts, among others. She was a 2021 finalist for SDC’s Fischandler award and is a Bay Area Fellow at Headlands Center for the Arts. Shuch founded For You, a performance group that brings strangers together and considers performance making as gift-giving. Their works include First Things First (2019-20, the Momentary, AK), Artists and Elders (2020-current), Dr. G.’s Bingo Extravaganza (2022, Oregon Shakespeare Festival), East of the Pacific Audio Tours (2022, Cantor Art Center) and The Welcoming (forthcoming). foryou.production
|Director||Erika Chong Shuch|
|Associate Director & Intimacy Choreographer||Natalie Greene|
|Assistant Director||Yonatan Laderman|
|Set Designer||Nina Ball|
|Costume Designer||Becky Bodurtha|
|Lighting Designer||Christian Mejia|
|Sound Designer||Andrew Shuch|
|Projections Designer||Ryan Yu|
|Text Vocal Coach||Stephanie Hunt|
|Singing Vocal Coach||Westley Montgomery|
|Stage Manager||Hannah Bailey|
|Assistant Stage Managers||Victor Ragsdale, Anna Zheng|
|Assistant Set Designer||Claire Munting Fernandez|
|Assistant Costume Designer||Mikaela Hawkins|
|Assistant Lighting Designer||Trini Rogando|
|Light Board Operator||Caroline Sasso|
|Deck Crew||Lela Rose Hanson|
|Performers/ Devisors||Baxter James Bartlett, Alison Cao, Ryan Dukes, Margarita Belle Jamero, Pauline Mornet, Emily Saletan, Rachelle Weiss|
|TAPS Department Chair||Diana Looser|
|Artistic Director||Branislav Jakovljević|
|Director of Finance and Operations||Eugene Buck|
|Student Services Manager||Katie Dooling|
|Finance & Faculty Affairs Administrator||Janet Pineda|
|Technical Director||Daniel Cadigan|
|Assistant Technical Director||Stephanie Manno|
|Interim Production Manager||Hector Zavala|
|Scenic Technology Lead||Conni Edwards|
|Costume Shop Lead||Heather Miller|
|Head Electrician||Kenny McMullen|
|Head Carpenter||Brett Cavanaugh|
|Head Cutter/Draper||Emma Vossbrink|
|Scenic Technicians||Niza Contreras, Logan D'Arcey, Mike Edwards, Craig Manno|
|Craft Artisan||Kyo Yohena|
|Stitchers||Courtney Morgan, Lina Nguyen|
|Fitting Assistant||Niza Contreras|
|Props Artisan||Christine Edwards|
|Facilities Manager||Lindsay Martens|
|Interim Facilities Manager||Daniel Brooks|
|Marketing & Events Director||Stefanie Okuda|
|Marketing & Events Coordinator||Brendon Martin|
|Student Asst Production Manager||Alister Sharp|
|Student Asst Technical Directors||Ryan Dukes, Espen Garner, Eduardo Moreno, Nathan Sariowan|
|Student Asst Facilities Manager||Sawyer Williams|
|Student Marketing Assistant||Cate Celio|
|Student Scenic Technicians||Bren Bartol, Veronica Chen, Priscilla De La Rosa, Claire Fernandez, Karina Greenlee, Jonathon Howell, Henry Kasulka, Becky Miller, Alister Sharp, Jacob Vanegas, Sid Zhang|
|Costume Shop Student Admins||Kaylee McNitt, Sid Zhang|
|Costume Shop Runner||Catherine Sarca|
|Student Costume Technicians||Eli Arguello, Clément Bouden, Cecilia Ergueta, Mikaela Hawkins, Eryn Perkins, Selina Pi, Emily Saletan, Catherine Sarca, Asukulu Songolo, Elzi Thomas, Lana Tleimat, Asukulu Songolo, Jenny Yang|
|Wardrobe Lead||Vardaan Shah|
|Laundry Crew||Eryn Perkins, Elzi Thomas|
|Loan-Out Coordinators||Jacob Vanegas, Ryan Yu|
|Loan-Out Auxiliary Coordinators||Chetanya Pandey, Emily Saletan, Asukulu Songolo|
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NOVEMBER 16 – 18
NOVEMBER 30 – DECEMBER 02
There will be no late seating or re-seating while the performance is in progress.
HARRY J. ELAM, JR. THEATER
STANFORD UNIVERSITY MAIN CAMPUS
This performance runs 90 minutes without intermission.
This production was produced in close partnership with the COLLEGE (Civic, Liberal, and Global Education) program. Additional support provided by the Pigott Fund for Drama, the May Ellen Ritter Production Fund, and the Drs. Ben and A. Jess Shenson Fund.
LATE SEATING / RE-SEATING
For safety reasons, we cannot accommodate late admission OR re-seating while the performance is in progress. Please plan on arriving with ample time to find parking, locate the theater, move through the box office, etc.
ALL freshman, or students enrolled in COLLEGE this quarter, can claim their free ticket by entering their ID# as a promo code in the upper left-hand corner of the “Ticket Type” page when ordering.
This production will make use of an opening sequence where patrons will be led through a five minute immersive experience within our courtyard. Patrons are encouraged to bring personal phones and headphones to take advantage of this part of the experience.
No personal video or photography is allowed inside the performance venue. Water-based haze and strobe lighting effects will be used during this production.
Electronic Assisted Listening Devices will be available for pickup at theater on performance nights.
For disability-related accommodations, please contact: firstname.lastname@example.org. Requests should be made by November 9.
Masking is strongly recommended at all times while at the venue. Patrons should not attend events if they are experiencing symptoms of upper respiratory illness. If patrons should test positive for COVID-19 within ten days of being on campus, they should report using the General COVID-19 Case Reporting Form.
The Friday, December 1st performance will be professionally recorded for future public viewing. Cameras in the theater may incidentally capture audience images and audio in the background. Ticket purchasers must alert all members of their party to this possibility, and refrain from purchasing tickets before receiving their party’s consent.
THE CREATIVE PROCESS
TAPS’s video series TABLEWORK, hosted by PhD student Marina Johnson, is a behind-the-scenes look at the scholarly and artistic efforts behind each production. This episode features Guest Director ERIKA CHONG SHUCH. Erika is directing our Fall Main Stage For Now, a co-production with the Stanford COLLEGE Program.