The 10-Year Process: Callaghan and Topol in collaboration
New date! Fri June 27 eve post-show
Ten years ago, playwright Sheila Callaghan and director Daniella Topol set out to make a play about water. Their exploration covered multiple processes, two design teams, two coasts, water-related incidents worldwide — and many drafts and devisings. New Georges producing artistic director Susan Bernfield will chat with Sheila and Daniella about their singularly rich and deep-rooted collaboration and the bittersweet experience of finally seeing their project produced. We’ll add actors April Matthis and Polly Lee, who’ve been with the project most of the way (and whose current roles draw directly from the experience); and pull up to the present with current collaborators, including science dramaturg Rachel Karpf of Guerilla Science — all tracing the unexpected and astonishing journey to (NOT) WATER.