The New York Times recently covered Jackie Sibbiles Drury, now at work on the follow-up to We Are Proud to Present. Part of the fun of We Are Proud is watching the actors in the rehearsal room creating their presentation. Sounds like Ms. Drury’s taking things to the next logical step.
Ms. Drury has returned to Providence and to the Trinity Repertory Company, where she was commissioned to create a play with the theater’s resident acting ensemble. The result, the bleakly comic “Social Creatures,” depicts a zombie apocalypse… in a site-specific twist that influenced the development of the script, the action is set in an abandoned theater very much like Trinity Rep’s downstairs space, where a band of survivors has barricaded itself on the stage.
“Really early on, she recognized what it means to create a text that allows for the electricity of an ensemble, makes room for that aliveness rather than shutting it down,” said the playwright Lisa D’Amour (“Detroit”), who taught her at Brown.
Read the whole article right here: http://theater.nytimes.com/2013/04/17/theater/jackie-sibblies-drurys-collaborative-plays.html