director | dramaturg | producer

Burying Miss America

by Brian Golden

New Leaf Theatre | Fall 2011

When Brian first sent me a draft of this play, I was enthralled by its beautiful, poetic, complex, and compelling unfolding of a brother and sister's difficult reuinion at their mother's funeral. We worked together on a workshop reading for New Leaf's Treehouse Reading Series, where Brian made some of the most fearless revisions I've encountered during a short-process collaboration. Not only was I thrilled to dig further into the story and characters in our full production, this was also an opportunity for our collaborative team to realize a new level of transformation of our Lincoln Park Cultural Center home. 
photos by Tom McGrath
FEATURING
Ted Evans
Marsha Harman

COLLABORATIVE TEAM
Stage Manager: Hannah Baker
Producer: Eleanor Hyde
Sound Designer: Nick Keenan
Production Manager: Marni Keenan
Scenic Designer: Michelle Lilly
Lighting Designer: Jared Moore
Costume Designer: Rachel Sypniewski
"FOUR STARS... Director Jessica Hutchinson moves the action with a skilled hand, highlighting the big moments while giving the in-betweens a playfulness that Harman and Evans take full advantage of."
- Ryan Dolley | Time Out Chicago
"Not a moment feels false in this New Leaf Theatre production…"
- Zac Thompson | Chicago Reader
"RECOMMENDED... If ever there was a show in the right performance space, this is it."
- Zach Freeman | New City