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Wednesday, October 31, 2018

In Context: Falling Out

Falling Out is is both a conclusion and a beginning: the final work in Phantom Limb Company’s decade-long trilogy about climate change, the piece strives to spark conversation and action on environmental issues. Context is everything, so we’ve provided some links below for you to contribute, read, watch, and listen to content that will enhance your understanding of the show and the issues. Add your perspective to the conversation by leaving a message with the Memory Telephone, or posting in the comments below and on social media using #BAMNextWave.


Call for Participation
Share your story with the Memory Telephone (BAM blog)
An invitation from Phantom Limb Company: be a part of the production by recording your story of water, loss, and hope. Your contribution may be used in the show at BAM.

Program Notes

Falling Out (PDF)


Phantom Limb Company explores human toll of Fukushima disaster with “Falling Out” (Tennesseean)
An interview with creators Jessica Grindstaff and Erik Sanko about their research and process for creating Falling Out.

What Can Puppets Teach Us About Climate Change—And Ourselves? (BAM blog)
Erik Sanko has called puppets the blank slates onto which we project our innermost selves. Writing for the BAM blog, Robert Wood explores the fragility and humanity of puppetry and butoh, and its connection to our relationship with the planet we call home.

The Visual Magic of Phantom Limb (Artists & Climate Change)
Director, designer and co-founder Jessica Grindstaff discusses how art can help spark discussion and action on climate change.

Watch & Listen

Making Falling Out (Vimeo)
Phantom Limb theatre artists Jessica Grindstaff and Erik Sanko discuss their artistic response to the Fukushima nuclear disaster, loss, and environmental peril.

Jessica Grindstaff and Erik Sanko on “All of It”  (WNYC)
Phantom Limb Company’s co-founders talk with New York Public Radio’s Alison Stewart about the third installment of their trilogy on climate change.

Now your turn...

How did you enjoy the show? Likes? Dislikes? Surprises? Tell us what’s on your mind in the comments below and on social media using #FallingOut.

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