BEDTIME STORIES WAS A PERFORMANCE COLLABORATION BETWEEN HANNAH PRISCILLA CRAIG, COLE GENTRY, EVERA RAYNE, TRINICA SAMPSON, AND SELENA WILKINSON AT ANTIOCH COLLEGE, BEDTIME STORIES (BY CHARLES MEE) WAS A HIGHLY INTERACTIVE MIXTURE OF PLAY, PERFORMANCE ART, INSTALLATION, MEMORY, DREAM, AND STORY. THE COLLECTIVE MASHED CHARLES MEE'S WRITING, THEIR OWN DREAMS, AND THE INTUITION OF THE AUDIENCE TO CREATE SURREAL, HAUNTING, MAGICAL EXPERIENCE FROM THE PROGRAM: "CREATING BEDTIME STORIES WAS A PERFORMANCE OF STAYING UP LATE AT NIGHT WRITING EMAILS TOGETHER, READING, WRITING, BRAINSTORMING, BUYING TOO MANY PARTY FAVORS ON AMAZON, LAUGHING ABOUT THE DIFFICULTY OF TONGUE TWISTERS, DISCOVERING THE BIGGEST ANT COLONY IN THE WORLD LIVING UNDER A BACKYARD BATHTUB, DANCING, SINGING, PLAYING, ONE TOO MANY SPONGE BOB REFERENCES, MIXING TIDE LAUNDRY DETERGENT WITH PAINT, LAUGHING, LAUGHING, LAUGHING, PLANNING, DREAMING DREAMING DREAMING." ARTISTIC COLLABORATORS: IDALEASE CUMMINGS (LIGHTING DESIGN), TATIANA BENALLY (SOUND DESIGN), ODETTE CHAVEZ-MAYO (PHOTOGRAPHY), FRANK FORTINO (LIGHTING OPERATION), AMANDA EGLOFF AND SPENCER GLAZER (SET CONSTRUCTION), AND TONY DALLAS (FACULTY ADVISOR) SPECIAL THANKS TO: MICHAEL CASSELLI, TONY FROMHOLT, ANTIOCH COLLEGE FACILITIES (TECHNICAL SUPPORT CREW) DON HOLLISTER, AL NAJJAR, NOAH REVELEY-HUNT, HENRY WILLIAMS, WYATT SOUERS, GABE AMRHEIN (TECHNICAL SUPPORT CREW), ANTIOCH COLLEGE SECURITY, THE HERNDON GALLERY, ANTIOCH COLLEGE COMMUNICATIONS, CAST & CREW OF A DOLL’S HOUSE, POLLY POUPORE, ELLY CRAIG, ANN SIMONSON, MELISSA VERA, KATIE ROSE WRIGHT, AMANDA COLE, ISSAC DELAMATRE, LIAM MARIN, LOUISE SMITH, AMANDA EGLOFF, AND GABRIELLE CIVIL PHOTOGRAPHS BY ODETTE CHAVEZ-MAYO
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