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Van Driver

Take a magic carpet ride with Van Driver! Wordsmith, world-explorer, mind-tripper and revolutionary, who created experimental performance art before it was cool to do that sort of thing... Van creates a 1960s happening exploring life-altering experiences.  Presented through divergent mediums and audience participation, The Van Driver Experience is: a living museum, modern-day happening created for site-specific locations.

This mind-bending experience has had a number of incarnations. The most recent production was:

Conceived and directed by
Jason Schuler

Produced by
Dori Ann Scagnelli & Jason Schuler

Co-produced by
Lauren R. Fritz & Tim Donovan Jr.

Kourtney Rutherford
as Anne Ryder
Timothy Donovan Jr.
as Tumbleweed
Eben Moore as The Director
Megan Stevenson
as Reignbeau Ryder
Alison Folland
as Allegra "Peapod" Ramtha II
David Michael Holmes
as Enid/Emil and Tobukei
Elizabeth Stine
as Claire and Ohatsu
and Helene Montaga
as The Stage Manager

This production made possible courtesy of Cherry Lane Theatre
Angelina Fiordellisi, Artistic Director

Lighting by Peter Hœrburger
Kabuki Costumes by Wendy Yang
Photos by Edgar Mata

Van Driver has also performed for Little Theater at Dixon Place, Little Theater at Tonic; Catch Series at Galapagos Art Space; Open City Dialogues at Pete's Candy Store; and Channel B4, Los Angeles.

The role of Reignbeau Ryder was originated by Christine Holt.

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