Photo Flash: First Look at Sound Theatre Company's PEELING
In the U.S. premiere of playwright Kaite O' Reilly's internationally renowned play peeling, Sound Theatre Company continues staging authentic narratives and breaking new theatrical ground. peeling weaves audio description, sign language, and theatrical spectacle into a no-holds-barred play about representation, women, reproduction, war, and eugenics.
With brisk wit and domestic backstage comedy, O' Reilly's storytelling style has earned comparisons to Beckett and Caryl Churchill. In an overproduced, postmodern production of Euripides' The Trojan Women, Alfa, Coral, and Beatty have been cast in bit parts to fulfill a playhouse's misplaced diversity program; but as tokens, the trio never experiences true inclusion. Sound Theatre centers disability justice by assembling a production team and cast that brings authentic lived experiences to this groundbreaking production.
Following Sound Theatre Company's 2018 season of Radical Inclusion, this season explores themes of erasure. To wit, peeling probes at buzzwords like "inclusion," "diversity," "authenticity," and "equal opportunities" as an extension of Sound Theatre's ongoing effort to spotlight talented theatermakers with disabilities.
Helmed by director Teresa Thuman, peeling offers a fresh, if not jolting, perspective.
Get a first look below!
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