About the Play
This Wrestling Place is a new play with original music and movement by Emma Sandall and Sarah Norris, inspired by Sheila Heti’s Motherhood, an introspective, witty, and intimate book on the most difficult choice a woman can make: whether or not to have a child. Asking what is gained and what is lost when a woman becomes a mother, This Wrestling Place treats the most consequential decision of mid-adulthood with candor and humor. In her late thirties, when her friends are asking when they will become mothers, the protagonist considers whether she will do so at all.
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Meet the Creative Team
Sheila - Emma Sandall †
Miles - Michael Aguirre †
Sheila's Mother + Theresa - Claudia Campbell †
Sheila's Friend(s) - Hallie Griffin †
Nephresh - Daisy Press
Adapted & Directed by Sarah Norris †
Movement & Music by Emma Sandall †
Executive Produced by Ben Folds
Music Directed by Beth Meyers
Choreography by Ashlee Wasmund †
Projection Design by Yana Birÿkova
Scenic & Costume Design by An-lin Dauber †
Lighting Design by Christina Tang
Sound Design by Carsen Joenk †
Stage Management by Courtney Knysch †
Videos & Content Hallie Griffin †
Assistant Direction by Kelly McCarty †
† indicates NLTP company member
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