Atla: Hope's Journey
Step into the enchantment of 'Atla: Hope's Journey' and become an integral part of the magic!
Join us on Saturday, December 16, from 3:30-5 pm for a captivating and immersive experience. Your participation shapes the unfolding saga – it's not just a play; it's your journey too.
As the Goddess Adalastiea searches for sentient gemstones embodying the elements of earth, fire, water, and air, witness the universe come to life. Feel the winter solstice magic in the air as the story unfolds, connecting the audience to the cycles of nature and the divine. Music, dance, costumes, masks, magic, and more.
Don't miss the chance to be a part of this unique interactive adventure! Admission is free!
This full-scale theatrical production will be offered by the nonprofit Temple of Dionysus in honor of sacred Theatre. All ages are welcome to participate. The play was written by a 16-year-old playwright Stalarie Atlyn Gray, assisted by Iris Imaginoria.
Art by Stalarie Atlyn Gray
Learn more about Atla's Journey
Welcome, invited guests. This play will be unlike any you’ve experienced before. While the story we tell is old as time itself, parts of it are brand-new and some parts have not even been rehearsed (!).
We expect this may differ from other plays you have attended.
In the ancient Greek theatre, a small group of actors played many roles, changing parts by wearing masks. Today our core group of actors will play many roles by changing masks, but we will also invite some of you to play roles as well.
We encourage you to:
Not to stay in a single seat the whole time, especially if your view is obscured. You could stand, move closer to where the action is, move to a different seat, sit on the floor, etc.
Please do not touch the props or actors, though, unless we invite you to do so. But there will be times when we DO invite you to touch or hold things to be part of the action.
Please DO interact with the actors (though heckling or talking over us… that’s just not nice). Be polite.
Sing along with chants and dance along with dances. Or feel free to join our rhythm section. We’ll give you a cue for when we need drums.
Connect through all five senses (including taste and smell, though the latter will be limited and optional). There will be some lighting effects, including periods of brief darkness, but no strobe effects.
Enjoy in a genuine spiritual experience. The Winter Solstice is a time when light returns in the darkest season.
May light return for you to balance whatever darkness you have experienced in life. May our community come together to celebrate through art, song, dance, and mask. So mote it be!
About Stalarie Atlyn Gray, the Playwright
As a third generation transgender pagan, sixteen-year-old Stalarie has always seen the world through a unique lens. Since he was twelve years old, he began searching for someone he thought was forgotten from written records. He pieced together this story through research, creativity, and a bit of dumb bravery. This is the story he has known in his soul for his entire existence. Happy birthday, Stalarie!
About Iris Imaginoria and PRISMagical Press
Iris Imaginoria (www.imaginethekey.com) created her Rainbow Path play and book series, a place for everyone to belong. In this multi-dimensional world full of portals and pirates, dreams come true, phoenixes show up in middle school, frogs can be defeated with a cunning use of chocolate flies, and the PRISM protects against the bullies — the -isms like sexism, racism, homophobia, and war.
Now she wants to help you tell your magical story. What story do you need to tell? And how do you want to tell it? Do you want to write, produce, and/or publish a magical play? Publish a memoir? PRISMagical Press: Proudly Queer-owned, Disabled-owned, & Neurodivergent.
Saturday, December 16
Warwick Central Library 600 Sandy Lane
Warwick, RI 02889
Dionysus, God of Theatre
Our Western concept of theatre began in Athens with festivals of Tragedy, Comedy and Satire. Plays were religious offerings to the God Dionysus and also great dynamic personal experiences for the actors. We seek to understand the mysteries of Dionysus by offering original sacred theatre projects.