From the Program Notes:
What you're about to see is a product of Cross Pollination a project initiated by the Swim Pony Performing Arts in which artists of differing disciplines are invited to spend a week working together sharing ideas about process and content. Visual artist Cindy Stockton-Moore, writer Ken Kalfus and Swim Pony founder and theater artist Adrienne Mackey decided to employ narrative, live performance and visual art tell a single story in which the neighborhood in Fishtown plays a major role.
The piece grew from a wide-ranging and week-long discussion exploring interpersonal relationship and memory across a physical landscape. Early in the week the group brainstormed to central idea and settled on the image of a pair of friends conversing as they walk together through a park. After exploring locations and pulling ideas for image, story and performance actors Hannah Gold, Ross Beschler and Megan Slater, along with Swim Pony assistant and dramaturg Arianna Gass joined the team at Palmer Park, where they explored a series of improvisations that helped create the characters for the story you are about to witness.
This experience (installation? story?) is an attempt to find a space somewhere in between the visual, literary and performance realms. Or perhaps it's more like a sum of the three...
[Cross Pollination is made possible with the support of the Knight Arts Challenge Philadelphia and the John S. and James L Knight Foundation, The Wyncote Foundation, The Philadelphia Cultural Fund and the Samuel S Fels Fund.]