Room, the latest development from Anne Bogart's SITI Company, opens Seattle's On the Boards' performance series Oct. 3-14. The piece, performed by Ellen Lauren, plays at On the Boards' space at the bottom of Queen Anne Hill.
Based on the writings of Virigina Woolf, Room looks at what it means to be an artistic woman in modern times and what rooms are necessary for living, creating and imagining. Text from "Sketch of the Past," "Professions for the Woman," "Between the Acts" and "A Room of One's Own," as well as a number of Woolf's personal letters are used, compiled by Irish dramaturg Jocelyn Clarke. Room previously premiered at Ohio's Wexner Center in November, 2000 and then played City Theatre in Pittsburgh January, 2001.
Associate aritistic director of SITI, Lauren's credits include bobrauschenbergamerica, War of the Worlds, Cabin Pressure and Culture of Desire. She is a faculty member of The Juilliard School of Drama.
Tickets are $22-$24. On the Boards is located at 100 West Roy Street. On the Boards is on the web at http://www.ontheboards.org.
— By Christine Ehren