WALDEN

By Amy Berryman

Scene Study, 2021

My rehearsal process began with one of my actors loudly declaring, “I HATE realism.” Instead of falling for temptation and answering with “I KNOW!” I swallowed my pride and asked my actors how we could make realism irresistible for us. We decided that, in the spirit of this incredible ecodrama by Amy Berryman, we would focus on our relationship with nature as our “flavor” of realism. Our scene became a collection of sensory excitement. It was the most grounded piece of realism I have worked on.

By Amy Berryman. Performed by Fabiola Cabrera, Kyleigh Grimsbo, and Snowden Farnsworth. With Mary Johnston, Julia Haralson, and Greyson Norris.

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