EyeSoar
highlights the landscapes near 3700 S Four Mile Run Drive, a somewhat non-gentrified neighborhood that spans across Nelson Street, the footbridge and Jennie Dean Park and curves around to South Oakland Street. This area is a heavy utilized, an under recognized public site drawing bike path and recreation users, footbridge traffic and individuals to the auto repair shops, the Shirlington Dog Park, AFAC, New District, Shirlington Education and Employment Center and other businesses.
This project brings awareness of the physical location and the diversity and engages people through audio and video interviews.  Interviewees include Charles Meng, Executive Director of Arlington Food Assistance Center, founder Don Zientara of Inner Ear Studio, Mike Katrivanos of New District Brewing Company and other business owners and residents of this industrial Arlington neighborhood

The program includes excerpts from Barrier which merges comments from scientists, hobbyists and naturalists about flight, migration and climate.  People — like animals — move to react to a push or pull in their natural habitats. As we confront climate change, JFD invites audiences to experience the real, personal journeys of the people and ecosystems in our midst.   

One of the aspects that makes these stories so poignant is that they are told by residents of Virginia and Maryland. They frequently name places that much of the audience will be familiar with….or how those places are changing. This creates a sense of interconnection: with faraway places and here, with our lives and the natural world around us.” Julia Hurley, DCMetro Theater Arts.

On April 27, Forty+ premiers Branchscape a new work by Rebecca Weiss.  Guests NextReflex Dance Company perform on May 4 and on May 11 Emily Crews of Footworks Percussive Dance Ensemble reveals a new work for Forty+.

Saturday, April 27, May 4 at 7:30 pm
Theatre on the Run
3700 S Four Mile Run Drive, Arlington Virginia 22206
$22 

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The May 11 performance includes “The Charlotte Hollister SOAR Soiree” pre-performance reception with light supper, beverages, and a silent auction. Following the performance of EyeSoar and Barrier, celebrate with the cast at nearby New District Brewing Company.
Saturday, May 11 at 6:30 pm
Theatre on the Run
3700 S Four Mile Run Drive, Arlington Virginia 22206
$35