Everyone’s been hooking up with each other in the meadows. The Wooer loves the Wooed. The City Slicker loves the Wooer. The Wooed’s not into either of them. And the Lady of the Moon is tired of all these dumbstruck lovers. An exploration of the erotic liberation found in pastoral literature, Pastoral Play is a pastiche comedy about queer desire and horny shepherds.
Dixon Place presents
written & directed by Eric Marlin
in collaboration with the Healthy Oyster Collective
music & lyrics by Amanda Claire Buckley
scenic design by Ryan Courtney
costume design by SaVonne N. Whitfield
sound design by Aaron Ardisson
choreography by Lara Gold
dramaturgy by Molly Winstead
featuring Amanda Claire Buckley, Nicholas Hemerling, Rowan Hepps Keeney, Kedian Keohan, Chris Ignacio, Megan Melnyk, Blaire O'Leary, Tanisha Thompson, Gary Vyncent & Josephine Wheelwright.
part of the Dixon Place HOT! Festival
A work-in-process was presented at PTP/NYC in July 2016. The piece, written and directed by Eric Marlin, featured Dee Hamid, Nicholas Hemerling, Tess Howsam, Mae Mitchell, Blaire O'Leary, Jordan Sangalang, Morgan Sullivan, Atiya Taylor & Mari Vial Golden.
Want to learn more about the pastoral tradition? Check out our dramaturgy website, designed by Molly Winstead, at pastoralplay.com
"Springtime" by Amanda Claire Buckley