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by Steve DiUbaldo

The Clifford Odets Ensemble Play Commission Winter 2015

Directed by David Mendizabal

December 3-5, 2015. The Marilyn Monroe Theatre.

Synopsis: Wayward is a nature camp for troubled teens of all shapes and sizes, but the brochure paints a brighter picture than what is really happening in the middle of the wild.  When Wanda arrives at Wayward, after being kidnapped from her home, she finds herself immersed in a world of conflicting truths battling for salvation.  The truths of each camper trying so desperately to hold on to their nature, and the truths of the counselors trying to rip them from the roots and replant.  From drug addiction to DUI’s to gay and transgender to freeing the snake in science class to having sex with the babysitter, the piece examines our definitions of “troubled teens” and the tough love camps we send them to in order to fix them.  

Featuring: Michelle Davis, Sydney Eberwein, Jess Kaliban, Zack Kozlow, Alex Mutti, Emily Oliveira, Hudson Oznowicz, Vienna Slack, Jacob Voigt, and Hannah Williams

Creative Team:

Scenic Design: Ryan Howell

Lighting Design: Christopher Bowser

Costume Design: Dina El-Aziz

Sound Design: Mark Van Hare

Stage Manager: Brianna Poh

Winter 202111/1 Update: Online

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