Feed Your Mind: GROUND by Lisa Dillman

“Breathtaking in every way.”—TotalTheater.com

Saturday, April 28, 2012 @ 8pm | Sunday, April 29, 2012 @ 2pm

at the Ethnic Cultural Theatre

Featured: Michael D. Blum, Erwin Galán, Peggy Gannon, Daniela Melgar, John Murray and Pilar O’Connell

After 20 years away, Zelda inherits her father’s pecan farm, and returns home to a vastly changed world at the border between the United States and Mexico. In choosing whether to keep or let go of the farm, Zelda’s beliefs about family, home, and community are tested in the face of a shifting political and social landscape. A moderated discussion with the artists followed every performance.

Mirror Stage gratefully acknowledges the support of the Posner-Wallace Foundation

Lisa Dillman is a Chicago-based playwright and teacher whose credits include Ground (2010 Humana Festival/Actors Theatre of Louisville), Detail of a Larger Work (Steppenwolf Theatre), Flung and Half of Plenty (American Theatre Company), and The Walls (Rivendell Theatre Ensemble/Steppenwolf Visiting Company Initiative).Her work has also been produced at Hypothetical Theatre Company, Manhattan Theatre Source, the Summer Play Festival (SPF-NYC), and LA’s Rogue Machine Theatre. Rock Shore was part of the 2003 O’Neill Playwrights Conference, and American Wee-Pie was presented as the January 2012 selection in The Construction Zone at ACT Theatre. Dillman is currently working on The Molly Goldberg Project, a commission from Northlight Theatre. She is also developing a play with the Goodman Theatre as a member of its inaugural Playwrights Unit. She was in residence at Hedgebrook in early May 2012, and attended the performances and participated in the post-play discussions.

CultureMob interview with playwright Lisa Dillman