6:30 PM Betwixt & Between: A new play by Maggie Gallant
A conference premiere for a new play that embodies the experience and complexities of the ghost kingdom. Set on January 15, 2020, the day that New York adoptees gained the right to obtain their original birth certificate, Betwixt & Between is about the liminal space between knowing and unknowing, aka The Gap’ (no, not that one). When Lucy trips into ‘The Gap’ she is confronted by her thirteen-year old fantasy self, Eloise, and the Caseworker assigned to help them both. When Eloise pushes too far, Lucy must grapple with who she is, who she was, and who she might have been.
This professional reading of Betwixt & Between features an international cast and three adopted people, each of whom have written about their adoption experience. Playwright, Maggie Gallant, is the writer and performer of Hot Dogs at the Eiffel Tower. Director, Suzanne Bachner, is the creator of award-winning play The Good Adoptee. And British actor and playwright Karen Bartholomew is the writer and producer of Giving Up Marty. Rounding out the cast is actor Genevieve Schroeder-Arce, and narrator Bob Brader.
A talkback will follow the 50 minute play reading.