By focusing on my process needs instead of a particular product, the residency equipped me with a range of new ideas, perspectives and skills
Tai Amy Grauman’s play You Used to Call Me Marie moves a mythical/historical/fictional couple through history, as they live, love, and carry forward their cultural knowledge. One week in, following readings and thoughtful discussions with the actors, a puppet designer and dramaturg Kathleen Flaherty, of the themes, scenes and worlds in her work, Tai came back with twenty pages of new text. At the end of the ten days, she said: “I’m so thankful for my incredible team at Wrightspace and all the amazing conversations we’ve had throughout this residency.”
Barbara Adler’s piece explores the territory between poetry, performance and theatre through the figure of the Koiker, the Dutch word for Decoy Man, the one who lays the trap. After working with actors, projections and an interactive installation, Barbara said: “By focusing on my process needs instead of a particular product, the residency equipped me with a range of new ideas, perspectives and skills that were incredibly generative for Koiker. I was able to make material for my project that represents significant steps forward for me. But the real generosity of this residency was that it gave me what I needed in a much bigger sense, by offering insights into my own practice and helping me envision future directions.”
We’re proud to work with artists who are changing the way we think about theatre and about the world. Through all of our programs and collaborations, we invest in playwrights with unique theatrical visions, providing them with the time, space and resources to reimagine theatre.