Visions for the End of the World at The Somatic Center
A solo performance about climate change and the apocalypse by Scott Crandall.
Performance will begin at 8:00pm
$10 – General Admission
$7 – Student Tickets
“Visions for the End of the World” is a theatrical solo performance by Scott Crandall. The show begins with an eccentric showman who welcomes the audience to the pseudo-religious pageant he is about to present: a doomsday prophet’s series of apocalyptical visions. These visions’ performances range from energetic dance routines to desperate prayer to sea shanties and shipwrecks, threaded together with poetic dialogue, vigorous physicality, and delicately crafted stage images. Though dark and strange in moments, the 40 minute piece is accessible and searching: an open invitation to look toward the future honestly, empathetically, gratefully.
Linoleum block prints and zines developed in collaboration with Monty Etzcorn to compliment the performance will be available for sale at the shows.
Scott Crandall is a performance artist, musician, and gardener in the Detroit area. After earning an AA in Theater from Lansing Community College and a BFA in Theater Direction from the University of Michigan, he apprenticed with Detroit performance company The Hinterlands, and now incorporates elements of their movement training as a central part of his creative practice. Scott also performs with Maddy Rager as the dance/performance art duo “Thank You So Much For Coming,” looking for a nexus between absurdity, research, and politics to craft bizarre, thoughtful, and often funny works.
Madelyn Etzcorn (Monty) is a queer artist whose studio work in printmaking, drawing, photography, and puppetry examines the relationships between western culture, gender, and the environment. She’s also a Company Member Puppeteer with Carrie Morris Arts Production in Hamtramck, MI, where she’s been puppeteering since 2017. She works as a graphic artist in screen printing and embroidery, and as a gardener during the growing season. She received a Bachelor of Arts from Penny Stamps School of Art & Design at the University of Michigan in 2016. She currently lives in Hamtramck, MI.