World Premiere of Ithaka: A Female Vet Struggles to Come Home
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In January 2011, Artists Repertory Theatre invited playwrights from across the county to submit their ideas for the now-named Fowler/Levin Prize. Of the 14 playwrights who submitted proposals, Andrea Stolowitz’s play concept was the unanimous choice by the artistic leadership at the theatre.
Stolowitz’s challenging new work explores the life of a woman Marine who served in Afghanistan and her subsequent re-entry to civilian life. The play follows the emotional journey of this woman through the American landscape, as she is forced to either face her demons or be consumed by them. Stolowitz’s work draws from interviews with veterans and their families. This is a play “about the intensity of human connections in a war zone and at home,” says the playwright, Andrea Stolowitz. “[This is] a play for our times about war, friendships, guilt, being human, and staying alive.”
With the generosity and vision of the commissioning donors, Stephanie Fowler and Irving Levin, Artists Rep supported the writing of this script with workshops over the course of the year and will now present the World Premiere.
About the Ticket Supplier: Artists Repertory TheatreArtists Repertory Theatre challenges artists and audiences with plays of depth and vibrancy staged in an intimate environment. We offer unexpected experiences that expand hearts and minds. Artists Rep feeds our community's artistic soul with premieres, re-imagined classics, new play development, and educational outreach.
We thrive on the passion, vitality, and creativity of our community and reflect that in our work on and off the stage. As an active member of our city's burgeoning arts scene and a nationally-respected professional theater company, we are proud to bring Portland the newest and most exhilarating plays being written today and simultaneously showcase the talents of local theater artists.
The intimacy and immediacy of our work is enhanced by our on-stage homes -- two off-Broadway-sized, sleek, and comfortable theaters. Our theaters are also the artistic home of our four-member Resident Acting Company -- actors who will be appearing throughout the season.