This blog exists to document the creative process behind the week long intensive workshop of Alyson Mead’s Flora & Fauna.
Winner of The Bridge Initiative’s 2016 New Work contest, Alyson Mead’s The Flora and Fauna introduces terminally ill Adele as she requests a mermaid tail and suicide pills from her best friend, Ginnie. The play then flashes back through scenes spanning three decades of a fierce, loyal friendship until, in the final minutes of the piece, the audience witnesses the moment their bond originated.
MCC hosts this reading after a week of development with the playwright and New York-based director Stefanie Sertich in residence. The reading will be followed by a brief talkback with the playwright and creative team.
CAST: Amie Bjorklund & Shari Watts