•  Theatre 2019
 USA
  Annie Saunders and Becca Wolff
Our Country
Text by: Annie Saunders and Becca Wolff, with excerpts from Sophocles
Co-creator, Director, Dramaturgy: Becca Wolff
Co-creator, Performer, Original Writing, with additional devising by the company: Annie Saunders
Performer: Jesse Saler
Movement: Jess Williams
Scenic Design:Nina Caussa
Sound Design: James Ard
Lighting Design: Jiyoun Chang
Costume Design: Melissa Trn
Associate Sound Design and Sound Tech: Jackie Zhou
Illusions: Christian Cagigal
Stage Management: Bryony Byrne
Producer: Madeline Barasch
California’s marijuana territory: the still-Wild West. Annie conducts a forensic exploration of “the facts” on her outlaw weed-farmer brother. This genre-bending work then slips into disputed territory: childhood memory. Sleight of hand, athletic virtuosity and a scenic coup de théâtre transform the stage. Borders vanish and reappear and small disputes quickly grow violent, recalling younger days: as siblings, as a nation, as a democracy. How far have we really come?
Performance in English, with translation into Romanian.

Our Country was created with crucial early commissions and work-in-progress presentations from The Getty Villa and the San Francisco Playhouse, and ongoing development support from piece by piece productions. Our Country was presented as part of the Incoming series at the Public Theater’s Under the Radar Festival in NYC, and at Summerhall as part of the Edinburgh Fringe Festival, in association with Boat Rocker and Aurora Nova.

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