Devised and performed by Élan Ensemble
Directed by Jonathan Munoz-Proulx
Inspired by Miranda July's award winning NO ONE BELONGS HERE MORE THAN YOU
AWKWARD ENCOUNTERS is an adaptation of five short stories from NO ONE BELONGS HERE MORE THAN YOU by Los Angeles writer, Miranda July. Élan Ensemble interprets the stories BIRTHMARK, SWIM TEAM, THE MOVES, MON PLAISIR and SHARED PATIO through the use of movement, light, and shadow. This devised work-in-progress, featuring graduates of USC's MFA Acting program, explores themes of belonging, loss and community with a touch of feminism, masturbation - and three clowns.