A Comic-Drama Exploring Community and Art
Seven actors (3W, 4M). Diversity welcome.
How do we evaluate the worth of art? Does its survival matter only to its creator -- or to the community as well? Over decades, an outsider artist’s whimsical concrete statues have attracted traffic, vandals, and admirers…and resulted in the unfortunate label “witch.” After her death, the artist attends a neighborhood meeting to witness her exasperated neighbors’ debate over the fate of her beloved art. Tricky questions arise about taste, individual rights and property values…WITCH HOUSE light-heartedly explores the role of art and community.
Living room next to yard with suggestions of outsider art. (Immersive environment optional.)
1 hour, 45 minutes – no intermission
DEVELOPMENT HISTORY (Readings)
Milwaukee Repertory Theater, Milwaukee, WI - 2016
Milwaukee Repertory Theater, Milwaukee, WI - 2015
Carthage College, Kenosha, WI - 2015
Todd McNerney Playwriting Award, Finalist - 2017
Wisconsin Wrights New Play Festival, Finalist - 2017
Developed with Josh Schmidt, composer, and Laura Gordon, director.