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Wood Calls Out to Wood

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An adaptation of Hieronymus Bosch's 15th century triptych "The Garden of Earthly Delights," Wood Calls Out to Wood is a painting presented as a play, a landscape turned into a soundscape. Written in language that is both precise and deeply silly, the play experiments with the possibilities of combination--of single syllables combining to make words and single people combining to make couples. At first, the audience encounters it as they would a picture hanging on a distant wall, in large swaths of color and pattern. When taking a closer look, however, strange Boschian beings begin to emerge: Two horses in a neigh-scent relationship, a vacant treehouse in need of a tenant, and a human with a grape for a head.

Join us for a talk-back with the playwright, director, and set/costume designer following the performance on November 5!

About the Artists

CORINNE DONLY’s (Playwright) plays include Wood Calls Out to Wood (2017 Weasel Festival, the Public Theater); Because of the Mud (B-Side Fest, the Wild Project); The Gray Notebook (Target Margin's Lab Series, the Bushwick Starr); Wild Whore Says: Couldn't Drag Me Away (Brooklyn Arts Exchange); and The Brutes (Toronto Theatre Center). Donly holds an MFA in playwriting from Brooklyn College, an MA in Integral Ecology, and a BFA in acting from NYU’S Experimental Theatre Wing. 

SARAH HUGHES (Director) is a director and producer of theater and new media. She's developed work with artists and companies such as McFeely Sam Goodman, Eliza Bent, Julia May Jonas / Nellie Tinder, Cara Scarmack, Alaina Ferris, Pablo Helguera, Superhero Clubhouse, and her work has been seen at Abrons Arts Center, The Brick, PEN World Voices, and BAM Next Wave, among others. With Graham Sack and Sensorium she created Virtual Reality pieces for New York Theatre Workshop, The New York Times, and Penguin Random House. Sarah worked with Elevator Repair Service from 2007-14 and was Co-Artistic Producer of Target Margin Theater from 2015-2017. She co-teaches a Contemporary Theater class at Dartmouth College, was a member of the 2016-17 Civilians R&D Lab, and is a New Georges Affiliated Artist and a Clubbed Thumb 2017-18 Directing Fellow.

Creative Team

Set & Costume Designer: Ásta Bennie Hostetter

Associate Set & Costume Designer: Annie Hoeg

Sound Designer: John Gasper

Lighting Designer: Alejandro Fajardo

Producer: Bailey Williams

Performers: Will Dagger, Claire Fort, Lanxing Fu, Lucy Kaminsky, Tanyamaria McFarlane, Connor James Sheridan

Earlier Event: October 31
The Apple & El Arbol
Later Event: November 2
All City Hour