Static

 from the original production...

from the original production...

My play Static is getting its North American premiere at the Third Rail Repertory Company in Portland, Oregon, opening 0n 24 April this year and running until 17 May. It's directed by the company's artistic director Scott Yarborough and cast announced so far are Maureen Porter, Kelly Godell, and Sam Dinkowitz. Obviously book early to avoid disappointment.

The original was co-produced by Graeae and Suspect Culture and sought to integrate sign language and English into one production, offering slightly different experiences for each community. We used BSL, but this production will use ASL, and it's not a disability-focused company, so it'll be interesting to see how the play feels different in its new context. Also, in 2008, the play was very contemporary in its references. I've suggested they might want to update them (particularly the music references) so that will also be interesting to see. Not sure if I'll be able to get out there but it will be good to see reactions.