The Rise and Fall of Dracula

immersive theatre · cadame co. · Ages 16+ · flashing lights · world premiere · United States of America

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The Rise and Fall of Dracula: a bold and immersive retelling of Bram Stoker’s tale takes shape in this piece inspired by mythology, legends, and a variety of vampire lore. Artists Melissa Ortiz, David Kayser and Cassandra Ambe have crafted a compelling story that infuses contemporary dance, original music compositions, and familiar and not-so-familiar characters from the well-known story. The piece takes the audience back to the ancient roots of Dracula, slowly weaving the legend of the formidable, enigmatic spirit by which we have become so intrigued. The story’s themes of Power, Belief, and Companionship are so intertwined with dark imagery and music that it feels as if the characters could reach out and grab us.

Written and Directed By:
Melissa Ortiz

Adapted By:
Melissa Ortiz and Cassandra Ambe

Music By:
David Kayser

Performed By:
Cassandra Ambe
Sam Fleming
Sarah Rodriguez
Corissa Pacillas Smith
Giulia Blandino
Gerard Alvarez
Matthew Lawrence Jennings
Tamara Burgess
Mary Emfinger

Run time: 75 mins. *Please note the production requires audience mobility. The audience will be asked to walk and/or stand throughout.

Due to the roaming nature of our show, and to respect the times of the Fringe shows after us, we will not be able to offer late seating. Please plan accordingly.

production team

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cassandra ambe *

choreographer/creator
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melissa ortiz *

director/playwright/creator
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david kayser *

composer/creator
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mary emfinger *

performer
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gerard alvarez *

performer
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tamara burgess *

performer
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sarah rodriguez *

performer
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giulia blandino *

performer
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sam fleming *

performer

* Fringe Veteran

One Brief Moment of Joy

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Join the Movement.

FRAMES: Ensemble-devised in 7 days

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We live in frames, real or imagined. Do they frames offer something worthwhile or are we fated to rail against them? Our ensemble decided to fight and fall in love with our limits by creating a show in only 7 rehearsals.