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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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