David Klein and Shiro in Flynn Workshop
In Other Minds I wanted to bring the profound connection between a human and her dog onto the stage. In my plays I have experimented with an actor playing a dog, and working with a real non-speaking dog. In an early version of Other Minds, done as a staged reading at The Waterfront Playhouse in Key West, an actor, Elizabeth Halbe, read the dog's lines from off stage.
Directed by Earl Halbe
I then did a workshop at Flynnspace in Burlington as part of a Flynn Artists Space Grant, and in this performance a real dog, Shiro, interacted with the actor Dog, David Klein, in a dreamlike way so that it seemed that Shiro morphed into Dog.
Directed by Irene Facciolo
As part of their Women Playwrights Series, Other Minds was done as a staged reading by Centenary Stage Company in New Jersey in 2012.
Directed by Margo Whitcomb