Together we are making a poem in honor of life
Piccolo Spoleto Festival
Memorial Day, 2018
Memorial Day, 2018
A family. A tragedy. A mother and father tangled in grief. Join the circle of chairs in this immersive new theatre production that follows a couple through a series of support group meetings for parents in the aftermath of a school shooting.
Performed by real-life husband-and-wife team, The Salvage Company (NYC) is proud to bring this timely and urgent new play to life in our most intimate production yet.
Directed by Anne Kelly Tromsness
Sound design by Jayce Tromsness
Starring Dean Poynor & Monica Wyche
Gage Hall, Charleston, SC
TOGETHER WE ARE MAKING A POEM IN HONOR OF LIFE was produced in 2015 by Visconti Productions, NYC, and presented at P.S. 142 / Amalia Castro Public School on Manhattan's Lower East Side. The production was directed by Mikhael Tara Garver and starred Allison Layman and Michael Dempsey. Design by Gabriel Hainer Evansohn, sound design by Will Pickens.
TOGETHER WE ARE MAKING A POEM IN HONOR OF LIFE was produced in 2017 by the NiA Company, Columbia, SC. It was directed by Heather Leigh and starred Bonita Peoples and Darion McCloud.
TOGETHER WE ARE MAKING A POEM IN HONOR OF LIFE was developed at the 2014 Great Plains Theatre Conference as part their PlayLabs series.
TOGETHER WE ARE MAKING A POEM IN HONOR OF LIFE was initially developed with the generous support of the Ingram New Play Lab, Nashville Repertory Theatre, Rene D. Copeland, Artistic Director, Nate Eppler, Program Director.
The Salvage Company develops and produces theatre events that tell stories of the outcast, overlooked, and broken.
Our motto "Stories Untold" speaks to our choice of content, as well as our style. We like work that engages the audience in the storytelling in unconventional ways. And our approach to rehearsal, staging, and production tries to constantly challenge our preconceived notions of what might happen next. Through it all, we believe that listening is essential to living. And dwelling together is an act of creativity and grace.
Founded in 2010 by wife-and-husband collaborators Monica Wyche and Dean Poynor, Sal Co. has produced shows in the United States and Australia, gaining a niche following with some of the brightest and boldest theatre voices. We love working with our friends and shining a light on their amazing talents. We are always looking for new ideas and new stories, and we'd love to stay in touch.
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- The Salvage Company