2014-2015

 "Dead Man's Cell Phone"

"Dead Man's Cell Phone"

Dead Man's Cell Phone

By Sarah Ruhl

An incessantly ringing cell phone in a quiet café. A stranger at the next table who has had enough. And a dead man—with a lot of loose ends. So begins Dead Man's Cell Phone, a wildly imaginative new comedy by MacArthur "Genius" Grant recipient and Pulitzer Prize finalist, Sarah Ruhl, author of The Clean House and Eurydice. A work about how we memorialize the dead—and how that remembering changes us—it is the odyssey of a woman forced to confront her own assumptions about morality, redemption, and the need to connect in a technologically obsessed world.

 
 "The Language Archive"

"The Language Archive"

The Language Archive

By Julia Cho

George is a man consumed with preserving and documenting the dying languages of far-flung cultures. Closer to home, though, language is failing him. He does not know what to say to his wife, Mary, to keep her from leaving him, nor does he recognize the deep feelings that his lab assistant, Emma, has for him.