Woman and Scarecrow

A Theater Studies Senior Project in Directing for Abbey Burgess

by Marina Carr

Woman and Scarecrow

“The world’s job is to take everything from you. Yours is not to let it.”

Woman is searching for a moment of redemption in the last hours of a wasted life, with Scarecrow as her only constant companion. Together they mourn their inability to love as Woman’s time runs out, trading stories of missed opportunities, motherhood, faith, disappointment, and family. They search for a way to return to the best of themselves, despite fearing they have already lost.

A playwright praised as the “foremost female dramatist in Ireland” Marina Carr nests female agency, the traditions of tragedy and Irish drama, and crises of self within this play. WOMAN AND SCARECROW stretches beyond the boundary of what is real, and forces us to question the world we thought we understood, just as our human agency gives way.

Auditions will take place in late August- actors of all ethnicities and genders are welcome to audition! If you are interested in being part of our design team, please contact either of our co-producers, tarek.ziad@yale.edu, or olivia.roth@yale.edu. 

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Performance Dates & Times

February 7, 2019 - 8:00pm

February 8, 2019 - 8:00pm

February 9, 2019 - 2:00pm

February 9, 2019 - 8:00pm

Location

Theater and Performance Studies black box, 53 Wall Street

Venue Accessibility: 
Building is accessible via a ramp on the Church Street side. Venue and facilities are located on the main floor.

Performers

Woman
Scarecrow
Auntie Ah

Production Team

Director
Producer
Producer
Stage Manager
Set Designer
Technical Director
Jackson Lindley
Lighting Designer
Head Electrician
Music Composer
Sound Designer
Dramaturg
Props Supervisor
Props Designer
Costume Designer
Makeup Artist
Makeup Artist
Hair Artist
Chidera Osuji
Graphic Designer
Assistant
Director
Assistant
Stage Manager
Assistant
Stage Manager
Assistant
Producer
Assistant
Costume Designer
Sidney Hirschman
Assistant
Costume Designer
Assistant
Set Designer