Dael Orlandersmith | SHADES BETWEEN TWO WORLDS
Shades Between Two Worlds will be a play with movement by Dael Orlandersmith. Originally drawn to the subject of death by a collection of historical suicide notes, Dael became keenly interested in what would lead a person to take their own life and what they really hoped to accomplish. From there, the idea bloomed into a broader examination of death itself: What is this dark frontier that we all cross? What do we/should we/can we do when we face it? Is Death simply the absence of life itself? If so, then what of joyless, stultifying, tedious lives – without satisfying lives are we just awaiting Death?
A Pulitzer Prize-nominated writer, Dael is known for her fierce, poetic, and deeply intelligent approach to difficult topics. Shades Between Two Worlds will be developed at Artists Rep during the 2017/18 season.