Works Progress Austin: House Play
Salvage Vanguard Theater
Works Progress Austin: House Play by Diana Lynn Small
February 3rd 2018
5:30pm and 7:30pm
At the Susanna Dickinson Museum
411 E Fifth St.
Three girls are left for dead in the woods and each takes on a new identity to survive: One becomes a Woman and builds a bungalow, one becomes an Animal and lives naked in a tree, and one becomes a Sybil, prayerful and sly in a lightning-struck holy hole. It doesn’t go well.
HOUSE PLAY is a new play, made to be performed in homes. A dinner, a hospitality ritual, a fable, HOUSE PLAY explores what it means to be an indoor creature in a world made-up of the outdoors. How can we be hospitable to a wilderness of neighbors, strangers and intimate companions?
First developed at The Ground Floor at Berkeley Rep in 2017, HOUSE PLAY is a collaboration with artists based in California, Colorado, Chicago and Austin. HOUSE PLAY will premiere in Austin in the spring of 2019 and then tour nationally, privileging cities and town that do not have traditional theater spaces.