7 Stages announces 2013-14 season
The current 7 Stages season has been one of transition, with Heidi S. Howard and Mack Headrick taking over the leadership roles of artistic director Del Hamilton and producing director Faye Allen, who co-founded the Little 5 Points company in 1979.
But for the recently announced 2013-14 season, the troupe’s 35th and first full one under the artistic guidance of Howard and new associate artistic director Michael Haverty, it’s even easier to see the fingerprints of the new leadership team.
Take, for instance, the fall season opener, “The Navigator,” adapted by Haverty from the young adult novel by Irish writer Eoin McNamee and to be staged in a roving, large-scale production utilizing multiple venues at the Goat Farm. Described as an “interactive adaptation” in which audiences are encouraged to become part of the show, the world premiere promises giant puppets, film and shadow projection, actors, music and otherworldly objects.