What is your name? Where are you from?
Lucy. I lived all over the country until I was nine, then I settled in western Massachusetts with my mom. And I’ve lived in New York City for a long time. So, take your pick.
What are you working on while at SPACE?
I am working on The Hill Town Cycle, cycle of five plays that take place in western Massachusetts. Well, the last two don’t. Three of them take place in western Massachusetts, and then one takes place in New York, and one takes place at a liberal arts college. It’s an exploration of the culture of rural poverty. Or actually just the culture of…I don’t know, just an exploration.
How are you spending your time while at SPACE?
Going to rehearsals, which is awesome. I’ve been in a hammock, which is good too. I’ve eaten a lot of food, which is really yummy. I spent some time picking raspberries. I made friends with the strange weird, sweet, turkeys. I did some talking, drank some coffee, went to rehearsal again. It’s been amazing.
What’s coming up next for you or this project?
Well, there’s five of them, so, I’m actually going to be here next week with another one of the plays, Asheville. i’ve been here this week with Where We’re Born and Killers and Other Family. Because a lot of them take place in the country, it’s really great to rehearse them here. We’re doing the first week of rehearsals here so it can be an intense immersion into having trees around you and rehearsing. Then they’ll all be in the city rehearsing, then they’ll all be in tech, then people will start coming and we’ll see what happens.
If you were to be reincarnated as anything on the farm what would it be?
Does it have to be something on this farm, or can it be an animal?
It can be an animal
A wolf. I think about those sort of things a lot.
Interviewed by Elizabeth Lail