Monday, February 8, 2010

Hunter Ewen: "Hullo, My Name is Lily Foster"

Lily Foster
"Hullo, My Name is Lily Foster," an interdisciplinary, multimedia production, combines music, dance (both modern and aerial), visual arts, poetry, electronic technology and video. 

The production is written and produced by Hunter Ewen, a CU-Boulder College of Music doctoral program student. Actress and soprano Elizabeth Comninellis plays title character Lily Foster, an 18 year-old abuse survivor. 

The show will be performed one evening only, 7:30 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 27th in the ATLAS Institute's Black Box theater at the University of Colorado at Boulder. A reception, free and open to the public, will follow. Admission is free; reservations are recommended. Reserve your seat now
Note: This show is not appropriate for children.

Writer and director Ewen explained, "The story we're telling is about a young woman, Lily Foster, who suffered sexual abuse as a child. We see what life is like through her eyes." He continued, "She is very artistic, expressive and musical, so we use all kinds of technology, musical genres and media to reveal who she is." 

A related component of the project is an art and video show installed in the ATLAS lobby consisting of 13 paintings by Ewen along with a video running on the ATLAS video wall. The video artwork will cycle through more than 3,000 photos, comments, conversations and interactions from Lily Foster's Facebook page. The Lily Foster art and video installation will run from Monday, Feb. 15th to Wednesday, Feb. 24th. See Lily Foster's web site for more details