Created by Annie Saunders and Becca Wolff
Produced by Octopus Theatricals
Executive/Creative Produced by Mara Isaacs
From the wild frontier to Ancient Greece to childhood memories, OUR COUNTRY brings origin myths down to earth in an intimate portrait of a complex sibling relationship. Inspired by Sophocles’ Antigone, artist Annie Saunders sets off on an autobiographical journey using recreations of recorded conversations with her outlaw brother. The past unfurls, enveloping them and the audience. Inside this shape-shifting space they face each other at their most primal. OUR COUNTRY excavates the past to rethink the present, recalling a time when we were young—as individuals, as a nation, as a democratic system. How far have we really come?
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Co-Creator, Performer, Original Writing
Co-Creator, Director, Dramaturgy
SPONSORS & ADDITIONAL SUPPORT.
OUR COUNTRY was created with crucial development support from the following organizations and individuals:
The Center for the Art of Performance at UCLA, the Getty Villa, New York Stage and Film’s Powerhouse Series, the Public Theater’s Devised Theater Working Group, Berkeley Repertory Theatre, Brian Elerding and Lineage Performing Arts Center, Wendy vanden Heuvel, Gigi Pritzker, Scott Delman, Don and Dale Franzen, Rick Feldman, Marcia Kimpton, Bonnie Levinson, Bernard Knapp, Laurie Saunders, Geri and Lenny Wolff, Mark Rabine, William Fowler, Kelly Reilly, James Hersey, and Lauren English.
The first version of this work (as The Antigone Project) was commissioned by the San Francisco Playhouse, Bill English, Artistic Director/ Susi Damilano, Producing Director. Key development support for completion of Our Country was provided by Brown Arts Institute at Brown University.