My next project is the world premier of a new play by my wonderful friend Jill Summerville. The play, Elysium Interrupted, is a remarkable piece of theatre that challenges the audience to reconsider how they view disabled actors on stage, and by extension, disabled bodies off-stage. I am so honored to have been asked to direct this play, and so glad to have a chance to work closely with Jill on the project.
We have a very limited amount of time for this project--due to a number of factors. It opens on May 14, just 26 days from today. We will--I hope--have a read-through this week (or what remains of it) and begin rehearsing in earnest next week following the oral portion of Jill's Ph.D. candidacy exams (a stressful process that I endured in November).
I'll use this space to write updates about this process as we go.