Perhaps best known for her solo works in which she often inhabits multiple characters—with admirably expressive subtlety—playwright and performer Dael Orlandersmith is a storyteller through and through, an artist for whom no moment in life is insignificant, no person undeserving of consideration.
I am thrilled to welcome Dael, Linda and Chay back to the Goodman for the opening production of our 2018/2019 Owen Theatre Season. I hope you find their work as insightful, deft and stirring as I do.
I want to aim really high, artistically and emotionally. In the ‘70s I saw Bette Midler, and what she did to me as an audience member in making me feel connected to life, I want to do to other people.
“It’s very much like a film score,” Marsh says of the music, which he will perform live on piano at every performance, accompanied by a quintet of musicians. “The song structures harken back to American Songbook-type songs—but with a contemporary flair.
This play, at its core, is about a group of guys attempting–not necessarily succeeding—to be open about who they are, what they’re afraid of, and how they might learn to move forward in a world that is moving forward with or without them.