Written and performed by Jody Christopherson*, AMP is a 60-minute multi-media solo horror piece for the theater. It is based on the creation of Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein, Luigi Galvani’s discovery of “animal electricity,” and the birth of modern feminism; an exploration of harnessing the universal forces within
as paths to freedom and gender equality.
This is a work that connects history to present day to explore the progress we have made and the dreams we have yet to achieve. Who are our monsters and what does that mean for a society? Can being revolting become a revolution?
An electrical current. A modern Prometheus. An investigation of gender, sexuality, Galvani, Mary Shelley, and the Boston Symphony Orchestra.
Many of AMP's projections were shot on location at abandoned asylums on the East Coast.
Written and performed by Jody Christopherson* with additional text from the writings of Mary Shelley, Percy Shelley, Lord Byron, William Godwin, Mary Wollstonecraft, Luigi Galvani, and medical journals
Directed by Isaac James Byrne
Sound and Projection Design by Martha Goode
Lighting Design by Stacey Boggs
Featuring the voices of Finn Kilgore, Ryan McCurdy*, Jonathan West*, Chloe Dirksen, and J. Stephen Brantley
Dialect coaching by Chloe Dirksen
Films created by the company
Photography by Jody Christopherson
Stage Manager: Amy Marin
Associate Producer: Meredith Packer
*member Actors Equity Association