playwright // performance maker // public artist // arts organizer

Woolly

Woolly

ROBIN:
Once upon a time
SAMMY:
No
That’s not how you tell it
ROBIN:
OK
How do I tell it?
SAMMY:
You say
‘A very long time ago’
ROBIN:
That’s right
Because it’s not a fairy tale
SAMMY:
No
its completely real

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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.

WOOLLY excerpt_Elle Thoni

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Length:

Full-length, approx. 70-90 min

# of Performers

5: 2 female, 2 male, 1 1 agender/genderfluid

Development History:

Staged Excerpt, Twin Cities Easy Access Script Experience, Little Lifeboats (Mpls), July 2016

Reading, Workhouse Theater (Mpls), January 2016

 

Please contact me directly with any production inquiries. Thank you!



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