The lines between reality and fiction blur in this singularly dark graphic novel play. A girl grapples with the carnage of her family’s dysfunction and roadkill removal business through art, but can art heal the trauma? Or are the scars as permanent as her sharpies?
A unique collaboration between graphic artists & performance artists.
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FIRST WE GOT PHYSICAL:
In July 2018 Animals was workshopped at the Celebration Barn's Devising Intensive under the mentorship of Davis Robinson and Karen Montanaro. Performers physically explored the collision of the world of the play and that of the graphic novel utilizing shadow puppetry. The final sharing showcased the following cast: William Edward Gardiner (CARL) & Rowan K Ching (CODY)
THEN WE TALKED TEXT:
In January 2019 the first 25 pages of Animals were read during HBMG's National Winter Playwright's Retreat in Creed, CO. The reading cast was as follows:
Lane Michael Stanley (CODY), Joshua Noble (CONNOR), Annie Butler (CATHY), Patrick Gabridge (CARL), Ann Zareté (BO),
& Stage Directions read by Amanda Bermudez