In the woods
where the men work
IN THE WOODS WHERE THE MEN WORK
“In the woods where the men work” is set during the apocalypse, in the last remaining forest on Earth. The only eight surviving businessmen from the Ministry of Environment and Natural Resources (The Galactic Agency that oversees all of the earth’s forests) are put on trial for the unforgivable crimes and atrocities they have committed. Taken from their earthly offices and high towers of which they were kings, the businessmen awake to find themselves in Sistine’s court: bound to one of the only surviving trees. Sistine, with her pet Ox, put the men to trial under her terms, seeking not only remorse, but redemption and revolution. One of the businessmen, Philip, seems to be unlike all of the others—is he capable of turning against the agency? Revolting against the values, hierarchies and systems that are the foundation of the world as he knows it? Can the world be saved from its end?
In the woods where the men work is an independent, multimedia and outdoor site-specific performance project that will put on its feet a play written by Sarah Finn this fall under the mentorship of New York based experimental playwright, Sibyl Kempson. Co-directed by Sarah Finn, and Allison Kelly, in collaboration with an impressive team of designers in projection, animation, puppetry, sound and light design (Callum Bayle-Spence, Issy Bilek, Mariel Sanchez, Martin Clark, Giovanni Deval Kavota and Andrew Murdock), this project will act as an artistic hub, providing the opportunity for a collaboration across multiple departments and disciplines at Sarah Lawrence College, located in Yonkers, New York.
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