New Works Now
Every January, Northern Stage presents New Works Now, a showcase for the development of new plays. The Northern Stage artistic and administrative staffs work together throughout the summer and fall to curate a festival that features both nationally renowned and locally relevant talent. New Works Now includes plays and musicals alike, and all projects speak in some way to our audiences in Vermont and New Hampshire.
by Robert Moulthrop
Jane Burgoyne, her daughter Katherine, and granddaughter Allison are packing up the last of Jane’s belongings before she moves to an independent living facility. Jane’s own past allows her a sympathetic and nuanced understanding of Allison’s illness and depression, an understanding that is viewed with suspicion and envy by Katherine, whose relationships with both women are both complex and adversarial. As Jane’s material life is dismantled, she begins to move toward an independent, clear-eyed decision about her future, about what kind of person she might be when everything else is removed. Jane Burgoyne, a moving exploration of the intergenerational relationship between three women, is revelatory, empathetic, and gracious. This workshop and reading is made possible by the generous support of Mike and Barbara Gerling, The Joyful Living Fund of the Vermont Community Foundation, and Northern Stage’s family of donors.
Run time: Approximately 90 minutes, no intermission.Visit Event Website for More Info