Echoes of Them

An Integrated Performance of Theatre and Modern Dance

Fuse Theatre and New Ground Theatre Dance (NGTD) are partnering to combine the healing aspects of dance into a new one-woman show, Echoes of Them, by Chelsea Unzner. Stacey Ardelean, Fuse Artistic Director and Coleen Lorenz will co-direct an integrated performance of theatre and modern dance. Written and performed by Chelsea Unzner, Echoes, explores grief and bereavement through the eyes of five characters struggling to come to terms with the loss of a loved one.  NGTD ensemble will create integrated modern dance pieces around the themes presented in the production. Filled with emotional highs and lows created by memories and loss, the text is rich for incorporating many of the healing values held by NGTD and social awareness values of Fuse Theatre. This collaborative effort will offer an integrated performance with elements of storytelling, healing dance and visually juxtaposed art forms.


Coleen Lorenz, Founding Artistic Director of NGTD, has designed, choreographed, and implemented storyline dance productions for over 20 years, choreographing over 30 full length original performances, incorporating media, visual art, theater, and dance.  Coleen has taught at several colleges and universities including University of Michigan, Notre Dame de Namur University, and has performed as both a Psychiatric Clinical Supervisor and Therapist at CA Pacific Medical Center SF.  She is currently adjunct faculty in Dept of Dance/Kinesiology at Canada College and faculty Director of the dance program at Notre Dame High School in Belmont, CA.  She is a National Board Certified Movement Therapist, Group Psychotherapist, and HeartMath Resilience Advantage Trainer.


Stacey Ardelean is the founding Artistic Director of Fuse Theatre. Her work includes theatre for social justice projects with local partners and creating collaborative performative experiences in and with the community.  She has worked as a theatre educator in the bay area for over 20 years and is a local advocate for arts education. Her studies and work in devised theatre, Theatre of the Oppressed and theatre for social justice drives the mission of Fuse Theatre.  She has been a Redwood City resident for 25 years.  Stacey is currently serving as the Past Chair on the Board of AATE, American Alliance for Theatre and Education – a national professional organization.   

Upcoming performances – $30/person advance purchase ($35 at the door)

  • Friday, November 15th @ 8pm
  • Saturday, November 16th @ 2pm
  • Saturday, November 16th @ 8pm

Special performance and workshop – $40/person advance purchase ($45 at the door)

  • Sunday, November 17th @ 2pm


Participants will enjoy Echoes of Them by Chelsea Unzner with a special movement & theatre workshop with Stacey Ardelean and Coleen Lorenz. Includes a reception afterwards with the artists. No dance experience necessary! Afternoon of movement exploration using the themes of the play.

All performances at  Arts Unity Center, 149 South Blvd, San Mateo, CA