Vince Juaristi, who amongst many other activities has written extensively about his Basque experience, just wrote to me about Daniel Gamboa Camou, a young Basque-American who is an actor, producer, and theatre-maker and who’s debut production, Now Entering Ely, Nevada, is going to have multiple performances in London. They are looking for some help to make it all happen. The play, which Daniel wrote as his senior thesis, is about his memories visiting his grandmother in rural Nevada.
Daniel has set up an Indiegogo page that describes the play, the performance space, and the performance team. He describes the play:
It is an immersive play about sensory memory.
My grandma grew up in a high desert copper-mining town in Nevada. When I was little, she bought a rickety two-bedroom house, and for the rest of my childhood, my family would spend our summers there. All 17 of us.
We use my memories from Ely as a case study to explore questions about home, nostalgia, and growing up.
We welcome the audience into this old home of mine, where we attempt to rebuild and sort through a childhood of disorganized, fragmented, and forgotten memories.
How do we remember? How do we forget? What does that memory feel like? What do we do with a memory we know is unreliable?
“I don’t remember much of my childhood, but I remember my summers in Ely. So, I thought it’d be a good place to start.”
And, here is a little about Daniel himself:
Actor, producer and theatre-maker
I am a Basque American actor, producer, and theatre-maker from San Francisco. I recently completed my MA in Actor and Performer Training with distinction at Rose Bruford College in London. I co-founded CORDUROY THEATRE COMPANY, which strives to make work that is devised holistically. Our debut, NOW ENTERING ELY, NEVADA, will have 6 performances at THE SPACE THEATRE on the Isle of Dogs in East London from October 24th to the 28th. Come along for the ride!