Playwright: Athol Fugard
Director: Adriana Baer
Scenic Designer: Alan Schwanke
Costume Designer: Jessica Bobillot
Lighting Designer: Kristeen Willis Crosser
Sound Designer: Sharath Patel
Stage Manager: D. Westerholm

Original Performance Dates

January 9 - February 3 2013


Photography by Jamie Bosworth. (c) Profile Theatre 2013. *Original Music by Lisa Gerrard, Mahlathini & The Mahotella Queens, Ladysmith Black Mambazo, Brian Eno, Riot Squad, Soul Brothers, Taylor, Sharath Patel.

Road to Mecca - Profile Theatre

For this production, the entire set was lined with glass bottles, basically hundreds of resonating chambers spread through the whole theatre in front of and behind the audience (staged in the round). I recorded the actor’s voices performing their lines to create soundscapes to actuate and resonate the bottles at modulating frequencies and create standing waves, modes, and nodes of complimentary and dissonant frequencies. The result was almost melodic. We also used the recordings of the actor’s voices to create the sound of wind, fire, and earth through time expansion, pitch shifting, and using the real sounds as a referential base line. Mixtures of these two were periodically used throughout the show at an almost subliminal level to a hyper represent character in the production.