Sunday, August 17 at 3pm
No. Six Depot Roastery and Café
6 Depot Street, West Stockbridge, MA
Seven Homeless Mammoths Wander New England by Madeleine George
Dean Wreen is not having a good week. Her college is in dire financial straits and a plan to close its all-but-forgotten natural history museum is sending unexpected shock waves into the local community. At home, her ex-lover, Greer, is staying with her—sending shock waves of a different sort through her relationship with her current girlfriend, Andromeda. Town-gown relations are in tatters! The local newspaper is erupting in protest! Even the historically inaccurate dioramas in the museum have started mouthing off! WAM presents Madeleine George’s whimsical, funny, and poignant play, which was a finalist for the 2012 Susan Smith Blackburn Prize.
Megan Sandberg-Zakian is a theater-maker based in Somerville, MA. She serves as Artistic Associate at Central Square Theater in Cambridge, MA, where she recently completed a TCG Future Leaders grant, focusing on a constellation of development and production projects engaging artists, audiences, and local organizations, aimed at deepening the theater’s diversity and inclusion efforts. Favorite recent projects include co-developing and directing Danny Bryck’s “docu-play” about Occupy Boston, No Room For Wishing (co-produced by Central Square Theater, Company One and Boston Playwrights’ Theatre) and the world premiere of Sila, about the competing interests shaping the future of the Canadian Arctic and the local Inuit community, at Underground Railway Theater. Megan is a graduate of Brown University and holds an MFA in Interdisciplinary Arts from Goddard College. She has previously served as Associate Artistic Director of the Providence Black Repertory Company (RI) and The 52nd Street Project (NYC). www.megansz.com