It hasn’t taken long for Allison Arkell Stockman and Tom Teasley to form one of the most distinctive theatrical partnerships in Washington. Stockman, artistic director of Constellation Theatre Company, has aggressively tackled projects stamped by such major stylists as Mary Zimmerman and Julie Taymor (”The Arabian Nights,” “The Green Bird”). Composer-percussionist Teasley frequently provides exotic live music.
The Stockman-Teasley experience is on full display in “The Ramayana,” which was so popular during its run last spring that it’s back (through Aug. 21) at Source Theatre. Arrive early and you can watch Teasley in his corral next to the small stage, working an array of unusual instruments, electronic and acoustic, creating alluring sounds to usher in Stockman’s Hindu adventure. Once the show begins, Teasley blends into Stockman’s rich mix, even as his music continues to trigger the production’s vivid moods.