OUR COUNTRY

Annie Saunders and Becca Wolff / USA

“A striking dream world…one of the most ambitious pieces we have ever presented.”
–Anna Woo, Performance Programs Coordinator, The Getty Villa

Our Country is a powerful, intelligent show in which the mythic and modern Americas meet head-on in an examination of a complex sibling relationship.” –Lynn Gardner, The Stage

California’s marijuana territory: the still-Wild West. Annie conducts a forensic exploration of “the facts” about her outlaw weed-farmer brother. This genre-bending work then slips into disputed territory: childhood memory.  Sleight of hand, athletic virtuosity and a scenic coup de théâtre transform the stage into a dreamscape.  The borders between self and other vanish and reappear and small disputes quickly grow violent, recalling younger days: as siblings, as a nation, as a democracy.  How far have we really come?

Created, Adapted and Directed by Annie Saunders and Becca Wolff

Performed by Max Hersey and Annie Saunders
Scenic Design by Nina Caussa
Costume Design by Melissa Trn
Sound Design by James Ard
Lighting Design by JiYoun Chang
Illusions by Christian Cagigal
Live Recording/Mixing/Playback Design by James Ard
Sound Assistant & Microphone Technician Jackie Zhou
Movement Direction by Jess Williams
Filming: Gema Galiana

Duration: 60 minutes.  Ages: 12-plus