April 14 marked the world premiere of “Molded by the Flow,” a multimedia, interdisciplinary performance collaboration from the Libra Professorship at USM, the School of Music and departments of Theatre and Art. After a successful opening weekend at the Franco Center in Lewiston, the show will run from April 21-29 on the Main Stage at Russell Hall on USM’s Gorham campus.
“Molded by the Flow” is a poetic, visual and musical narrative inspired by Southern Maine’s rich natural and human history. The multimedia performance explores how the state’s rivers, ocean, weather, plants and animals have inspired diverse groups of people to inhabit the area, thereby shaping the landscape and history of Maine.
Judy Harrison of the Bangor Daily News called the show "a triumph of academic cooperation that allowed students and faculty to create a multimedia production that envelops theatergoers with sights and sounds that not only tell a set of particular stories but evoke strong memories of their own experiences in Maine."
Read Harrison's full review in the Bangor Daily News here.
Other press for this show includes a "Maine Things Considered" story by Maine Public reporter Patty Wight, a preview story in the Lewiston Sun Journal, some behind-the-scenes interviews on WCSH6's "207", a review by Allan Kozinn of the Portland Press Herald and a review by Megan Grumbling of the Portland Phoenix. Department of Theatre faculty member Sara Valentine discussed the show on Maine's Big Z 92.7 FM.
Watch the video below to learn more.