Speak Like a Green Girl
Elsewhere Studios Artist Residency
In this actor’s nightmare, Ophelia rises from her burial ground underwater only to realize that an audience has gathered in expectation of a performance. With a memory drenched in decades at sea, she wrings out the misconceptions and examines the infections of a life confused by mixed messages. Diving into a love affair, a pregnancy, and her own body of water, she performs herself for a new audience.
Inspired by Hamlet.
Presented with the support of Elsewhere Studios Artist Residency.
Written and performed by Caitlyn Tella
with Chris Garre as the displaced Ophelia
I wrote about Ophelia and the development of this piece at the Elsewhere Studios Artist-in-Residence blog here.