Once upon a time
That’s not how you tell it
How do I tell it?
‘A very long time ago’
Because it’s not a fairy tale
its completely real
Robin Slater is an evolutionary biologist working on bringing the woolly mammoth back from extinction. Her partner, Theo, is wrestling with his father’s impending death. Their child, Sam, embarks on an imaginary expedition across Siberia.
Woolly is a full-length play that draws from modern day science, climate change rhetoric, and our collective anxiety to address the questions, “how much have we lost?” and “can we possibly prevent from losing more?”
Woolly exists in the liminal space between the hyper-real world of Ted Talks, news reports & hurried phone calls and the fantastical world of childrens’ imagination and adult fears.
Full-length, approx. 70-90 min
# of Performers
5: 2 female, 2 male, 1 gender fluid
Staged Excerpt, Twin Cities Easy Access Script Experience, Little Lifeboats (Mpls), July 2016
Reading, Workhouse Theater (Mpls), January 2016
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