WWSF launched 2016 with our 36th Meetup event – Of Serpents and Sea Spray, a world premiere by Bay Area playwright Rachel Bublitz, directed by Ariel Craft and produced by Custom Made Theatre. In the play, a twelve year old girl witnesses a tragedy that sets her off on a fantastical journey of self-discovery. Iro, played by Maria Leigh, an orphan and lover of adventures, is ridiculed by other kids, and punished by her foster parents. One day, she uncovers a mission: to find the winged horse Pegasus, and begins a mythic journey that will unite her with another lonely soul and uncover the truth about the death of her parents. Playwright Bublitz explores how a child’s mind deals with unspeakable events. This piece is intended for an adult audience.
This production, part of Custom Made’s ‘Undiscovered Works’ series, employs many female artists including actors Sabrina DeMio, Laura Domingo, and Maria Marquis, and creative team Sophia Craven, Nikki Eggett, Brooke Jennings, Florence McCafferty, and Kitty Torres.
If you saw the show with the WWSF Meetup group or on your own, please leave a comment and share your thoughts about the work.