WITCH HOUSE

A Comic-Drama Exploring Community and Art

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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. 

SET REQUIREMENTS
Living room next to yard with suggestions of outsider art. (Immersive environment optional.)

RUN TIME
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

AWARDS
Todd McNerney Playwriting Award, Finalist - 2017
Wisconsin Wrights New Play Festival, Finalist - 2017

CHARACTER BREAKDOWN

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Developed with Josh Schmidt, composer, and Laura Gordon, director.

     
          Josh Schmidt

         Josh Schmidt

           Marie Kohler

          Marie Kohler

           Laura Gordon   

          Laura Gordon