The Orchid Flotilla
The Orchid Flotilla is a tiny floating island of refuse, upon which a solitary woman scrounges for survival in a not-so-distant future. The orchids she tends become a metaphor for her own capacity for resilience and adaptation. Lurking below the water and eventually joining her on the craft are other characters in both human and object form. A visual theatre performance about the human capacity to overcome ecological disaster. Sophisticated contexts. Not for young children.
Written & Directed by Caroline Reck
Featuring Caroline Reck and Gricelda Silva
Original Composition by Adam Sultan,
Sound Design by K. Eliot Haynes
Lights by Megan Reilly
Scenic by Caroline Reck and Connor Hopkins
Shadow Puppetry by Erin Meyer
Vocal Performance by Chris Gibson.
Nominated for B. Iden Payne Awards for Outstanding Original Script, Production of a Drama, Lead Actress, Sound Design, Original Score, Scenic Design, Puppetry
Nominated for Critic’s Table Awards for Outstanding Theatrical Event and Lead Actress
Salvage Vanguard Theatre — Austin Texas (2012 & 2014)
International Association for Environmental Philosophy: Geo-Aesthetics in the Anthropocene — Salisbury University, Maryland (2010)
Dreyer Theatre — Towson University, Maryland (2009)
International Association for the Environment, Space, and Place conference (2009)