director | dramaturg | producer

TENDER ROUGH ROUGH TENDER

by Sarah Saltwick

developmental production with groundswell | Summer  2015

I was immediately fascinated by Sarah's script, which wove together spoken and physical text. She had never seen this play fully embodied, so our biggest task in this purposely developmental production was to experiment with how the physical language of the play would read when juxtaposed with the slightly-heightened poetry of Sarah's words.

​A Rude Fusion project produced in collaboration with Rude Mech, this was also the inaugural project for groundswell, a theatre company in Austin, Texas dedicated to developing and producing new plays. 
photos by Roy Moore
FEATURING
Hannah Burkhauser
Joseph Garlock

COLLABORATIVE TEAM
​Lighting Designer: Rachel Atkinson
Scenic Designer: Anne McMeeking
Costume Designer: Kelsey Vidic
Sound Designer: Toto Miranda
Stage Manager: Kenny Chilton
Crew: Olivia DeBeck &
           Whitney Davenport
"Hutchinson sprinkles the piece with sensuality, ritual, movement, and experimentation that complements Saltwick's already gorgeous wordsmithing." 
 
- Shanon Weaver | Austin Chronicle