You're Invited to a Reading of PLASTIC DRASTIC

May 7, 2015 / A Beatrice Terry Residency Project


The Drama League is thrilled to invite you to a reading of the first ever Drama League Beatrice Terry Residency project, Plastic Drastic, written and directed by Beatrice Terry Resident Artist, Elena Araoz. To RSVP for one of the two readings, CLICK HERE.  The readings are free, but RSVP is required. 

PLASTIC DRASTIC:  Written and Directed by Elena Araoz

When a colossal storm dumps a mountain of plastic trash onto their shoreline home, a young brother and sister are left alone to find their missing parents and fend for themselves. The boy and girl set out on the open sea where they encounter one monster after another, but nothing is as terrifying as when they shipwreck upon the monster they unknowingly created themselves, The Great Pacific Garbage Patch. Realizing they are the only ones left to battle this toxic giant, they must overcome their insatiable impulses to accumulate stuff.

Elena Araoz directs theater and opera. Recent productions include Mac Wellman’s Wu World Woo and Horrocks and Toutatis too (Sleeping Weazel at ArtsEmerson), Architecture of Becoming by Kara Corthron, Sarah Gancher, Virginia Grise, Dipika Guha, and Lauren Yee (Women’s Project at City Center), Natalia Naman’s Lawnpeople (Cherry Lane Mentor Project), Lucia di Lammermoor (Opera North in NH), A Midsummer Night’s Dream (Prague Shakespeare Company), La traviata (New York City Opera at BAM), Falstaff (Brooklyn Philharmonic at BAM), Latin Lovers (Glimmerglass Opera), Li Tong's The Power (Beijing), Naomi Wallace’s The Fever Chart (Underground Railway Theatre). Productions she has both written and directed include War Music (Aurea Ensemble, FirstWorks Festival, New York Institute for the Humanities, and Chicago Humanities Festival), Faust (Aurea Ensemble, FirstWorks Festival), Laberintos/Labyrinths (Chekhov Theatre Ensemble), and an upcoming commission from the Rose Theatre in Omaha. She is currently a 2050 Fellow at New York Theatre Workshop. www.elenaaraoz.com

To RSVP for one of the two readings, CLICK HERE