The Right Brain Project is proud to present two world premier productions from local playwrights
The Curse of Swans
by TerrY Boyle, directed by Becca Holloway
It is the tenth anniversary since Paddy, husband to Grainne and father to Maeve and Deirdre, died. His passing, and the circumstances of his death, has created a rift in the family. In order to bridge this gap, Grainne has organized a family trip to Ireland. On the eve of the journey, they prepare to reunite after a period of painful separation. While living in the same city, they have managed to drift apart, fearing the intimacy that breaks open old wounds. As the evening passes and their impending journey gets closer, shadows of the past start to haunt them. Caught between the people they once were and the people they have become, each one must decide what is true and what is false. While each of them struggles to be authentic, we begin to see the fallacies they have created in order to protect themselves from the truth.
by Jillian Leff, directed by Kathi Kaity
Stephanie and Mike are a couple who think they have it figured out. He's an accountant moving up in his firm, and she is an aspiring writer who has recently quit her day job to pursue writing full time. Mike wants to help with her novel in any and every way he can. But Stephanie won't let him read a single page of her rough draft- she wants to keep it a surprise.
After a year of writing, submitting, edits and dealing with her new agent, Dan, the book is finally ready to be published. Mike excitedly reads it only to find out it's about his childhood growing up and eventually escaping from a cult. As the buzz for Stephanies's book grows, so does the danger of Mike's past finally coming back for him.
(Non)Fiction examines the line between fact and fiction. When does an artist have a right to a story? And ultimately, who does the story belong to- the person who told it or the person who lived it?