Someday Americans

Butter, thread, music, puppies, and more make up this messy, meticulous meditation on Gertrude Stein’s “Americans”. Mmm. Fraught with Modernist excess, we map out the landscape of Stein’s imagined America.

Someday Americans

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Photo credit: Erik Carter 2015

“Lake in a sad old chimney last and needs needs needs needs needs needs needs, in the mutton and the meat there is a change to pork walk, with a walk mean clean and butter and does it show the feather bench does it mean the actual…”
Gertrude Stein, “Americans”, Geography and Plays

Original sound/music composed by Ellen Maddow
Performed with:
Harlan Alford
Ugo Chuckwu
Sam Corbin
Viva DeConcini
Kim Gambino
Anna Gothard
Jack Lindberg
Jackie Scheid
Ellie the dog

Lighting Design: Sarah Lurie
Stage Management: Elizabeth Ramsay
Production Assistant: Brett Solomon

Created as part of Target Margin Theater’s season of Gertrude Stein.
Presented at the Connelly Theater, June 12th-18th, 2015