Opening Night at Center College where over 300 people attended. The post-show talk-back moderated by Matthew Hallock (Chairman of the Theater Program) was well-attended with one student saying she couldn't leave after the play, she needed to stay for the talk-back afterwards. "Working on this play gave me the opportunity to talk about a subject that is never discussed and needs to be," said one of the male cast members.
Have you been following the news and gettin' a little queasy? Me too. In order to cope, I wrote a play called YOUR WINGS HAVE EYES (with support from The Farm Theater) which explores the treacherous terrain of gender and sexuality on a college campus. It will have it's first public reading at the awesome Geva Theater in Rochester, NY on October 19th, so give your immune system a rest and DVR the debate and join us!
"Asked to write about how gender influences behavior among young people, playwright Micheline Auger has crafted a tale of youth, trust, betrayal, fear, and self-realization. The play was commissioned by the Farm Theater in New York City to be produced at three different colleges, beginning with The College at Brockport, this academic year (directed by Frank Kuhn). Students from Brockport have been working with the playwright since last spring as she has developed the script. A conversation with the playwright will follow the reading."
I'd love to hear you and your friend's thoughts before we go into production in Brockport, Florida and Kentucky (then head home to NYC!) My hope is that it will grab people by the heart. #grabthat