Marke Levene, producer and Edward Schuldt, actor and consultant visit the Puget Sound
March 21st through 27th, 2015
Locations, Meetings, Events confirmed:
Event 1: Tacoma Waldorf School, Saturday, March 21th, 5:00 pm. Excerpt from “The Soul’s Awakening” presented by Marke and Edward, the story of how “The Working of the Spirit” came into being, music by Phillip and Pam Boulding (“The Magical Strings”), possible bonus eurythmy performance questions and answers, refreshments.
Event 2: Seattle Branch of the Anthroposophical Society at Huckleberry Hall, Sunday, March 22 at 5:00 pm. Excerpt from “The Soul’s Awakening” presented by Marke and Edward, the story of how “The Working of the Spirit” came into being, eurythmy performance led by Bonnie Freundlich, questions and answers, refreshments.
Event 3: Rolling Bay Hall, Bainbridge Island, Wednesday, March 25th, 6:30 pm. Excerpt from “The Soul’s Awakening” presented by Marke and Edward, the story of how “The Working of the Spirit” came into being, questions and answers, refreshments.
Open Dates: Monday evening, March 23 and Tuesday evening, March 24th, 2015. To arrange for a presentation before your group or community please contact Jim Freeman at 360-865-0507 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Beginning with a failed initiation in the temples of Egypt a group of friends meet again and again over several lifetimes until we find them in modern personalities working together in a furniture factory on the question of how to transform the business and finance operations of their company to be in alignment with what was being demanded from the spiritual world and yet meet the challenges of operating a sustainable business. The story brings to life in verdant images, speech, music and movement the interworking of human karma and beings of the spiritual world.
This story was written by Rudolf Steiner in German from 1910 through 1913. They were known as the Mystery Dramas. The original plays were produced by him with amateur actors and production people at that time. Since then the plays have been re-produced and acted by groups around the world but mostly at the Goetheanum in Dornach, Switzerland where the builders of that world center for spiritual science constructed a stage for that purpose under Dr. Steiner’s direction.
For decades working out of a theater production company named Portal Productions, Marke Levene and dozens of fellow artists and support people produced all four dramas in English and took them on a world tour where tens of thousands of seeking human souls had the opportunity, most for the first time, to see them. A Portal Production presentation of “The Soul’s Awakening” was presented in Burnaby, B.C. in 1995, the last time such was available nearby to audiences traveling from Puget Sound.
In 2012, at the completion of the tour of the last drama circa 1995 Marke experienced an imagination of the continuation of the story in a new play. Marke shared notes on this imagination with his friend and colleague Michael Hedley Burton, playwright and actor. Michael was inspired to write a script to bring the imagination into form. Once the first draft of the script was completed Marke began to gather together friends who would understand the value of this effort and work to support its development.
Marke, Edward, Michael, actors, support development people, marketers and publicists, many with impressive professional life histories have joined in this effort to produce this new play as a continuation of the story from the original four dramas. Working under a re-invigorated company founded to promote the advancement of art inspired by spiritual science, Lemniscate Arts this group now numbering more than 20 professionals and over 100 active supporters look to bring this new work into being and present it to the widest possible audience around the world. Furthermore, it is hoped that this effort will provide mentorship opportunities for new producers, directors, artists and supporters to foster the creation and touring of performance works inspired by that same source both internationally and in the local communities that participate. If the project is able to produce a surplus it will establish resources and connections for more works in the future.
You are cordially invited to join an evening presentation or to schedule a personal meeting with Marke and Edward during their visit.
At this time we have dates available for gatherings in Bellingham, Port Hadlock, Bellevue, Whidbey Island and Olympia. Dates will be secured on a first come basis.
If individuals or smaller groups want to meet for breakfast, lunch or conversations dates and times are available.
For further information please contact:
Jim Freeman on behalf of The Working of the Spirit