Banner photo by John Carlisle Moore

Love Letters to a Raven


by Lorca Simons

Co-Created by Lorca Simons, Lake Simons with the Ensemble

A revealing tale of the feet, the hips, the head, the hands and the breath.
An experimental performance of ritual theatre.

World Premiere Presented

August 9, 2019 - August 11, 2019
(Friday - Sunday @ 9 PM)


“Here I came to the very edge
where nothing at all needs saying,
everything is absorbed through weather and the sea,
and the moon swam back,
its rays all silvered,
and time and again the darkness would be broken
by the crash of a wave,
and every day on the balcony of the sea,
wings open, fire is born,
and everything is blue again like morning.”

—Pablo Neruda



Frieda Austin
John Badar
River Barley
Brian Cook
Rebecca Henderson
Paul Logsdon
Sarah Sampson
Lorca Simons
Jeff Stanfield
Elysia Worcester

Text by

Lorca Simons
The Ensemble
David Whyte
Pablo Neruda
Gabrielle Roth
Malcom Barradell

River’s pantomime directed by Johnny Simons

Music Credits

Into the Sunset by The Happening
I Only Have Eyes For You by The Flamingos
When I Am Laid in Earth by Matthew Barley
Blackbird by Jeff Beck
When Shadows Fall by Robert Crumb and his Cheap Suit Serenaders


Production Staff


Stage Manager
Lighting Designer
Wardrobe Supervisor
Light Board Op
Sound Board Op
Follow Spot Op
Publicity Photos

Lake Simons
Allen Dean
Nikki DeShea Smith
Kristen Monroe
Ryan Riley
Allen Dean
Michael Pettigrew
John Carlisle Moore
Robert Bourdage

Theatre Staff


Artistic Director
Executive Director
Technical Director
Concessions Manager
Concessions Assistant
Office Manager
Grants and Outreach Coordinator
Backyard Music Coordinator
Artistic Associates

Johnny Simons
Linda Whittington
Robert Bourdage
Michele Bourdage
Ryann Palacio
Rebo Hill
Peggy Bott Kirby
Chris Curtis
Lorca Simons
Lake Simons

Special Thanks To


Barbara & Bob Meece, Paul & Barbara Grunde, Sarah Sampson, Brenda Ryan, TCC Northwest Campus, George Miller, Allen Dean, John Carlisle Moore, Joanne Winstanley, Peter Fodera, Martha Peabody, Jonathon Horan & 5RG, Gabrielle Roth, Johnny & Diane Simons. And for the use of their space, our special thanks to Gracey Tune and Arts Fifth Avenue and Margo Dean School of Ballet and home of Ballet Concerto.

  Photos by John Carlisle Moore
  •  River Barley

    River Barley

  •  River Barley

    River Barley

  •  Paul Logsdon

    Paul Logsdon

  •  Ensemble


  •  Elysia Worcester

    Elysia Worcester

Backyard Musicians
August 9
John Dyer

August 10
The Shameless Boohoos

August 11
James Michael Taylor