Tallgrass Gothic

Set in the rural, stark and beautiful Americana of the Great Plains, this spare drama is a loose adaptation of the sensual and brutal Jacobean tragedy, The Changeling. At the center of this universe is Laura, whose drive, passion and instincts are awakened when her love for one man is threatened by her fear of another. The rules of this isolated place make reason impossible, and Laura’s solution is found in a person who provides the only, and most violent, resolution. It’s a subject whose resonance has proven relevant and undeniable from the 17th century to today’s headlines.

Cast Requirements

4 men
2 women

Production and Development History

Productions: Actors Theatre of Louisville, Humana Festival (2004).

Workshops: Portland Center Stage, Just Add Water Festival (2003); The Playwrights’ Center Playlabs (1999).