Blackberry: A Burial
Blackberry, a pet goat kept by a girl named Jess, has been murdered and beheaded. His head, inexplicably taken, now sings and cries out to her from an unknown location. Jess vows to find him and reunite him with his body in order to give him a proper burial, but this soon proves easier said than done. Her growing anger begins to scare others away from helping her, putting even her single mother at a loss. In a world that does not make space for the pain of a child and where grief is too expensive to afford, Jess must grapple with her loss alone.
This production contains violence, adult language, mentions of animal cruelty, and references to self harm.
|Henrietta||Amy Miller Martin|
|Kids from School|
|Director||Sarah Lacy Hamilton|
|Dramaturg & Mural Designer||Luke Daniel White|
|Scenic Designer||Harry Daley-Young|
|Costume & Puppet Designer||Lindsey Kuhn|
|Lighting Designer||Dante Benjegerdes|
|Sound Designer & Composer||Colten Langfitt|
|Fight Choreographer||Paul Kalina|
|Stage Manager||Olivia Leslie|
|Assistant Stage Manager & Fight Captain||Kyle Schindler|
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