THE MOUTH PROJECT MOVIE NOW AVAILABLE ONLINE!
Mouth Project team!
Kate Hawkes | Dev Ross (Playwright)
Shondra Jepperson (Composer) | Mei Wei Wong | Angelo LaMarco
Sarah Reynolds | Katie Fowler (Costumer)
Partial funding provided by the Arizona Community Foundation of Sedona, Delta Dental of Arizona Foundation and Northern Arizona Healthcare Foundation
Red Earth Theatre’s Dev Ross accepting the Health Challenge grant award in Cottonwood. Kate Hawkes accepts on-screen from Australia.
SUPER EXCITING NEWS! It with great gratitude that we can announce Red Earth Theatre was awarded the ACF-Sedona Healthy Challenge grant for $75,000 to create an original work focusing On oral health. Short info: ‘The Mouth Project’, a touring play developed by Red Earth Theatre has been named the winning project in the Healthy Challenge. After three nonprofit presentations and deliberation by five expert panelists, Bill Cammock, Board of Advisors Chair of the Arizona Community Foundation of Sedona, made the announcement of the Healthy Challenge grant—the largest grant ever awarded by ACF of Sedona.
The Mouth Project will be produced and tour with scripts to be made available both in English and Spanish. The Mouth Project - The Movie will open July 6th at The Mary Fisher Theatre. It is a collaboration of several creative Sedona locals. Kate Hawkes, Executive Director of Red Earth Theatre, leads the project.
The team includes former Disney writer DEV ROSS registered dental hygienist MEI WEI WONG, video producer and cameraman ANGELO DEMARCO, high school Spanish teacher SARAH REYNOLDS.
PIC: The award is announced – Dev was the woman on the spot and I was on camera from my Mothers’ kitchen in Australia!
The Cast: first blocking Rehearsal - (back row) Clay Frankel, Sadiqah-Ivy Miller, Maria Martin, Mitchell McDermott . (Seated) Cathy Ransom, Lisa Schatz Glinsky and Riley Whittaker. (photos Larry Kane)
You are warmly invited to the
bilingual musical about your mouth!
“The Mouth Project Movie” World Premiere
This full length film, by Angelo LaMarco takes us back-stage through rehearsals and travels as well as the performances on stage. Featuring cast interviews and a roaring finale by everyone, this is a fun way to learn everything ‘Mouth’!
Enjoy Hors d’oeuvres by El Rincon between showings and meet the cast and crew in person. Suitable for the entire family!
Early in 2017 Red Earth Theatre opened the play ‘The Mouth Project’ – a musical for everyone! Imagine a TV channel devoted entirely to your mouth and oral healthcare - with all your favorite shows - ‘StarTeeth The Final Frontier, a western with Miss Flossie, a wrestling match between El Brusho and El Decay, teeth that talk to their mouth, a military drill Sergeant and her team of Dendettes and a set of twins - just to name a few.
The Mouth Project play is a 75minute, bilingual (Spanish-English), original musical made possible by The Healthy Challenge Grant, funded by Northern AZ Healthcare, Delta Dental of Arizona Foundation and the Arizona Community Foundation-Sedona. The purpose is to raise awareness and educate entire families about the importance of oral healthcare.
Written by Dev Ross beginning with a creative workshop process in September last year, and with 4 original songs especially for the play by Shondra Jepperson it was directed by Kate Hawkes, Red Earth Theatre’s producing Artistic Director and featured with a cast of actors, singers and musicians ranging from school-age to late sixties.
After opening in Sedona The Mouth Project toured to Winslow and Flagstaff — a ready to go ‘Troupe on The Bus’, with set, costumes, and programs.
The Mouth Project Movie was edited and filmed by Angelo LaMarco, with Ron Melmon and Kevin MacDermott. Part documentary, part performance, this wild 90-minute ride takes you on a behind-the-scenes trip through the creative process, on tour and ultimately brings you the show itself. With a special ‘movie’ song written by Mouth Project performer/musician Sierra Bliss, the entire family will be entertained, as themovie serves to continue the intention of the play.
Red Earth Theatre maintains a page in their website (www.redearththeatre.org) dedicated to the Mouth Project which includes downloadable support documents in both English and Spanish with links to further informational sites.
Watch The Mouth Project Video Clips of the early creative process and script development: