Tuesday, June 9, 2009

Pictures of Song of Extinction from the EcoDrama Festival

Here are some pictures from the EcoDrama Festival's workshop production of "Song of Extinction." The play was directed by University of Oregon theater doctoral student Theresa Dudeck. She did a great job, and it was fascinating to see what she, her design team and her actors had done with my little play. These pictures were taken by Theresa's husband.

The set under the lights. The set needed to work for both my play, "Song of Extinction," and C. Denby Swanson's play "Atomic Farmgirl." Because the thrust of the conference was ecological issues (and because they're good, ecologically minded people), the designers chose to use only re-used materials for their set construction. I really liked what they did -- the "forest" of table legs and rescued two-by-fours, the rolling bed/boat from which sittables could be extricated, and the beautifully painted floor... (Bolivia, maybe Cambodia).

Max, writing music in his head again...

Terrible truths from Mom and Dr. Joshua.

Max is missing, you're no help, and he is my husband.

Max goes to talk to his biology teacher, Khim Phan. They discuss extinction...

Lily is on her journey now. Khim helps all he can. This is a terrible thing to be an expert in.

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