Untitled Elegy Play
By Andrea Stolowitz
October 12-13 at 7:30pm
Swain Hall Black Box Theater
This immersive theatre experience explores two years of pandemic life using text from over 40 interviews. As five performers scintillate between fourteen interview-based characters separated by time, space, and geography, a cascade of stories unfolds, each isolated, different, and yet part of the universal whole. The play weaves nuanced lived experiences exploring themes of social justice into an eighty-minute mosaic of storytelling. This shared experience is a collective unburdening which allows the play to expand beyond an exploration of what was, into an invitation to imagine the better world that can still be built.
Andrea Stolowitz is an internationally produced playwright and a three-time winner of the Oregon Book Award in drama. Her plays have been developed and presented nationally and internationally at theaters such as The Long Wharf, The Old Globe, The Cherry Lane, and New York Stage and Film. The LA Times calls her work “heartbreaking” and the Orange County Register characterizes her approach as a “brave refusal to sugarcoat issues and tough decisions.”