Colin Denby Swansons Atomic Farmgirl paints Fairfield, Washington as the epitome of one vision of the American West. Its farm country, a land of clear, blue sky and limitless fields filled with wheat, barley, cows and horses; a peaceful place where humans, animals and crops live closely and depend on each other in a way that seems old-fashioned, lost in time.
Every plays run blends repetition and novelty: night after night, actors run through well-rehearsed motions and speech in the hopes of thereby awakening something unrepeatable, a shared moment existing only in this room, with this audience.
Gina Gionfriddo: You have been for meat a couple different pointsthe person who kept me writing for the theater. We were at the ONeill Playwrights Conference twice together, in 2001 and 2003, and I was having a really hard time making the leap from workshops and grants to actual productions. I was incredibly discouraged.