A dark comedy about depression, backyard "art" and one errant pooch
TUSTEN THEATRE, OCT 7 & 8, 2022 Directed by Laurie A. Guzda Produced by Delaware Valley Arts Alliance (DVAA) Narrowsburg, NY in the Catskills Photos by Jonathan Charles Fox, The River Reporter
Susan Mendoza and Jess Beveridge
A four-hander, mother-daughter story, with a set literally made from garbage!
Jess Beveridge and Susan Mendoza
Zoe arrives home for a rare visit and finds her estranged mother Gloria, once a respected sculptress, creating new monuments from discarded objects in her backyard. But new neighbor doesn't like it one bit. He wants it cleaned up right now! Buried deep in the strange statuary lies a trauma that must be recognized if Zoe and Gloria are ever to heal.
Jess Beveridge and Scott Porter
Susan Mendoza and Jess Beveridge, statue by Ace Thomas
Talk back: Scott Porter, Thomas Cambridge, Jess Beveridge, Susan Mendoza, Laurie Guzda, Director, Melissa Bell, Ariel Shanberg, Executive Director, DVAA
Stage Manager/Tech: Amber Schmidt; Tech: Matt Smith
Local visual artists were invited to contribute works created from found or recycled materials under an open submission called "A Piece of Garbage." These pieces were incorporated into the set. Contributing artists include Willow Baum, Melissa Bell, Cara Enteles, Laurie A. Guzda, Lois Gallagher, Liza Phillips, Rosie Starr and Naomi Teppich. Special thanks to Matt Carpenter, who championed the play, Evan Francis for music, Ariel Shanberg and the staff and board of DVAA.