White River

White River
White River
White River
White River
White River
White River
White River
White River

Working as the Artistic Director of a theatre and in universities, I’ve had good fortune to choose most of the plays I stage. I include White River because among all the others it remains special. It was a strong new play written by an exceptional woman, touching the heart of her home and cultural as well as revealing serious social concerns. It marked the success of our play development program by winning an award and a NEH grant. The subject matter drew visitors from 150 miles away. More importantly, the play assembled working artists in a play about their corner of the world. We employed three actors in their 60’s and 70’s who were consummate professionals in their contributions. We hired a guest designer who became a new member of our theatre family.

Since the closing of Circle Rep, playwright Mary Sue Price has worked as senior writer for television. She continues to write plays exploring contemporary social issues.
I cherished the moments with Mary Sue, working in the aisle of the theatre, her offering revisions and my cutting away at them, seeing her appreciation of the set she’d never get in NY, the work of the actors and our most valuable stage manager but most importantly the commitment we shared to a work greater than ourselves, the theatre company and meeting payroll. This experience was the essence of theatre, what it has ever been and can be; the experience I aim to create in each production.