A comic, mostly silent short film Archipelago Theatre/CINE contributed to Little Green Pig Theatrical Concern’s installation piece This is Not a Novel.  

 Director/Creator  Ellen Hemphill
Videographer/Editor  Jim Haverkamp
Composer Allison Leyton-Brown
Featuring (in order of appearance) Tamara Kissane, John Jimerson, Tom Marriott, Shelby Hahn, Jessica Hudson, Jane Holding, Germain Choffart
Chair Design Jan Chambers
Thanks to Jaybird O’Berski, Duke University                                                                                                                                                                  

  an Archipelago Theatre/CINE Production  

             All rights reserved



Eve and Poppy

A film and theatre exploration   2017-2018

We now are back in the MUZE! filming and creating the new creation Eve & Poppy! We continue to need support for this new exploration of “theatre in film.”
GO to the link on this site to DONATE and MERCI!!

eve and poppy









….The figures that haunt our imagination, that invisible population of angels and daimones, ghosts and ancestors with whom we sleep at night, whom we talk to in reverie, become vividly real only to the awakened heart……     – James Hillman





Based on a short story by Allan Gurganus
Directed by Ellen Hemphill and Jim Haverkamp

A widow, alone at home, sees something heavenly and wounded fall into her backyard. The old woman, coffee mug in hand, naturally tries to help. In this redemptive tale, written and narrated by Allan Gurganus, the ordinary goes briefly mythic. Kindness becomes what might save us yet.

We are completing our film festival run; check the Productions page for updated list of screenings.

Watch the film:

Watch the teaser:

Actors:  Jane HoldingBurr Johnson, and Jeffrey Meanza
Narrator: Allan Gurganus
Production Design by Jan Chambers
Music by Allison Leyton-Brown
Cinematography by Alex Maness
Edited by Jim Haverkamp & Ellen Hemphill



“We’re just another army. We all look alike—we didn’t, before. It’s not what you expect. We miss this other. Don’t count on the next. Notice things here. We are just another army.”



Clips from our groundbreaking 2013 production “The Narrowing,” which featured a quartet of stories set in various “end of the world” times.

The Narrowing: The Beginning: Part One 


Archipelago Short Takes: The Narrowing

Narrowing JayJane


Find out more on The Narrowing’s production page






Look what we were up to in 2015-16! 

BOB: A Life in Five Acts

Duke Theater Studies Department


See our new teaching trailer and updates about classes on the  OUTREACH PAGE