Adam & Aaron & Andy / Eden & Emma & Esther - Synopsis
These scenes were written as part of a collaborative theater project with a company called The Flowershop Project. Flowershop teamed up with Project 515, an organization dedicated to full civil rights for homosexual couples, equal to that of heterosexual couples. At the time of the project, there were numerous laws on the books in the state of Minnesota, dealing with issues both large and small, which treated gay and lesbian couples as less than their heterosexual counterparts. Their relationships and families went unrecognized. Taking that list of laws in need of change, writers, musicians, and a choreographer developed material exploring the human consequences of these inequities. My contributions took the form of scenes created around two groups of three characters each - three men in “Adam & Aaron & Andy” and three women in “Eden & Emma & Esther.” The scenes are a combination of the absurd, comedic and dramatic.
“Adam & Aaron & Andy” tracks the life of a police officer searching for peace in the aftermath of his partner’s death, his partner in life who was also his partner on the police force.
“Eden & Emma & Esther” looks into the world of two women at the end of their lives, looking back on the moments which brought them together, even as the bureaucracy of a nursing home is forcing them to live apart.