The Prince

Written and performed by Sacha Yanow
2011-2013
Sets and drawings by Sacha Yanow
Directing/dramaturgical consultant: Leslie Strongwater
Visual Design consultant: Eric Berninghausen
Development support provided by The Field and Yaddo.

Conceived as a “public service announcement”, The Prince follows a lonely prince and her struggles with potential, fantasy and connection, as she prepares to be special while never leaving her bedroom. Unfolding as an episodic parable (a trilogy of announcements) the show explores an intimate psychological landscape drawing from personal history and family mythology, and queer/feminist history. With a DIY aesthetic and playful characters (including a villainous stomach), it is inspired by seminal educational television from the 1970s and 1980s like The Electric Company, the humor of Gilda Radner, and Faerie Tale Theater.  The Prince was supported by a residency at Yaddo Artist Colony.

Innocence and sophistication, raw vulnerability and the strength of creative imagination interact in this intimate piece about learning to take a chance on the world and yourself. – Eva Yaa Asantewaa

“Yanow possesses a rare, special kind of sincerity.... She captivates audiences with a gaze that never breaks.“
 – Cassie Peterson, Self and Other
 

PRESS:
Hot Fun in the Summertime By Eva Yaa Asantewaa for InfiniteBody
Sacha Yanow's The Prince - Velvet Park 
The Prince, A Public Service Announcement By Cassie Peterson

PAST PERFORMANCE DATES:

Dixon Place, July 2013
Gettysburg College September 2012
Brooklyn Arts Exchange February 2012