WAITING FOR THE DAWN
Meet Mr. Vain Imagination and Ms. Idle Fancy
One is trying “video therapy” for the first time; the other has given God a 24 hour deadline to provide a vision. Trying to understand how they’re connected, Idle meditates in impossibly high heels, and Vain stays awake for nights on end. She takes the bus for the first time, he tries to turn into a tiger, and both look for a way to pick up an audience and put it in their hands.
Called “sophisticated and provocative,” and a “down to earth, unpretentious amalgam of storytelling and dance… laced with affection and humor,” Waiting for the Dawn is a comedic romp through 55 real-time minutes with two people who don’t even know that they’re searching for one another.
Created by the critically acclaimed Erika Batdorf and performed by actor/dancer Matthew Romantini, this hilarious and beautiful performance piece is available for touring.
Cast & Crew
Directed, Written and Choreographed by Erika Batdorf
Performed by Matthew Romantini
"Matthew Romantini gives a full-tilt performance as two contrasting characters – one an up-tight executive, the other a genteel Southern belle – whose lives intersect. Romantini adds great physicality to both characters. The piece is as much about the movement as it is the text."
- Now Magazine