The Ivy Theatre Company presents 2 short original works around the theme of 'Aftermath', 'this is my trigger warning' (an Ivy Theater original) and 'Reach' by Ryan Sprague. More…
In 'this is my (trigger warning)', Artistic Director Audrey Alford leads an all-female company on an exploration of post-traumatic stress disorder and its visceral impact on women's bodies and lives. In 'Reach', set in 2006 New Orleans, Jordan forces himself back into Leila's life after she has cut herself off from the world. Will his surprise visit compel her to face reality or will she send him reeling back to Chicago? This presentation is part of Ivy Theatre Company's Trellis Project, an ongoing page to stage partnership.
"Together, these markedly different pieces offer a multifaceted exploration of tragedy’s aftereffects...Whether our tragedies rage like 'Reach’s' emotional maelstrom or haunt like 'this is my (trigger warning)’s' specters, 'Aftermath' challenges us to reach into the dark recesses they leave, hold them up to the light, and examine them from all angles. The process may prove confusing, frustrating, or terrifying, but only through this bold approach may we craft our peace." Full Review
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