BIG DEAD BIRD
Big Dead Bird is an adaptation of Thornton Wilder's Our Town. Set in the 2010s, the play explores the ramifications of the opioid crisis on the good people of Kensington, a neighborhood in Philadelphia. With Wilder's innovative, meta-theatrical structure as its guide, Big Dead Bird is an updated "translation" of this classic play that uses the simple poetry of day-to-day life in order to examine the United States' slide into an epidemic that has ravaged the entire country, and its affect on families.
Currently in development, Big Dead Bird is a scenery-free play designed to be performed in hospitals, treatment centers, schools, and other community spaces. It will ideally find development and production opportunities in communities that have been deeply affected by the opioid crisis.