One / Two / Three

MARCH 15-17, 2019

SHELLSCRAPE THEATRE COMPANY – Anger, frustration, and passion have been at the forefront of devising this piece – because let’s be honest there’s a lot that Olga, Masha, and Irina have to be mad about, even in their very privileged bubble. There’s a lot women have to be mad about – period. In Chekhov’s world, the sisters barely speak to each other, express themselves honestly and openly, or make decisions for themselves. If you’re going to title a play Three Sisters – shouldn’t the story actually be about the women it’s named after? It is the men in the sisters’ lives who possess all of the control and influence – who drive most of the “plot” along. So what happens if you remove all of the male dialogue? What’s left of the women?

This is where our devising process for ONE / TWO / THREE began.


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