Many Heads are on My Shoulders
By Daniel Bird Tobin
ASU MFA Thesis Project - 2016
Performed by Daniel Bird Tobin
Directed by Amanda Pintore
Many Heads are on My Shoulders is a solo show written and performed by Daniel Bird Tobin and directed by Amanda Pintore. Onfim, a seven year old boy from 13th century Russia, embarks on an epic quest to find the mysterious TW and save his grandfather. Based on a series of drawings on birch bark tablets that were preserved in the clay soil of Novgorod, Russia, this play invites the audience to become Onfim’s soldiers, confidants, and playmates as he grapples with the violence and death in the world around him.
Originally performed in the Secret Garden at Arizona State University, Many Heads can be transported and rebuilt in many environments and locations.
Courtesy of Ian Shelanskey
Highlights from the December 2016 production of Many Heads are on My Shoulders.