I went in with this insane piece, this musical phantasmagoria island site-specific thing — and came out with my most, sort of, small quiet piece I’ve ever made that really relies upon, for the most part, humans behaving based on characteristics that we can perceive.
More Muscle! Liza Birkenmeier’s ‘the hollower’ (director Kristy Dodson) presented by New Light Theater Project
One woman’s refusal to participate in the social straightjackets necessitates another’s sacrifice; the hollower’s women are negatively bound to each other in a zero sum game.
Created by playwright Liza Birkenmeier and director Katherine Brook, Tragedy in Spades examines the relationship between a small Missouri town and a brutal murder of a teenage girl, depicting an 80s/90s Americana plagued with an inability to contextualize horrors too close for comfort — a conundrum prevalent today.