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Launching the careers of some of the American Theater's most notable playwrights.
"Our 25th Anniversary Season will look at the myriad of ways in which we take care of one another, as family members, as partners, as caretakers," writes Rattlestick Artistic Director Daniella Topol. "What do we do when we are unable to meet the needs of others because of time or scarcity of resources? Or because the need is too great? Who fills the gap? These plays wrestle with these questions on micro and macro levels - exploring intimate relationships while asking larger questions about our city and our country."
Written by Cusi Cram
With Dramaturgy by Guy Lancaster
Starring Kathleen Chalfant
Directed by Rattlestick Artistic Director Daniella Topol
Novenas for a Lost Hospital is inspired by those who dedicated their lives to care and those who were lost. Guided by Elizabeth Seton of the Sisters of Charity (Chalfant), the piece theatrically explores the 161-year history of the hospital. Novenas uses theater as a vehicle to remember, to honor, and to celebrate the life and impact of St. Vincent's Hospital.
The Siblings Play delves deep into the psyche of a teenage girl and her two brothers left to raise each other in their parents' absence. The play looks at the ways these three teenagers protect, love, fight, and diminish in the wake of their family history and the complexity of growing up with parents who are too young to be parents in the first place. In The Siblings Play, Santiago gives voice to characters rarely seen on the stage with theatricality, poignancy, humor, and empathy.