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A Closer Look: Mary Hamilton

Playwrights’ Corner
How do I explain the world to you right now, because, I don't understand the world right now."

On January 25th and 26th, playwright Mary Hamilton will share A Liberal Tradition, her new play in process, in two public readings through The Lark's Studio Retreat program.

A Liberal Tradition follows Brooklyn mom Gwynn. When her daughter starts asking probing questions about the holidays, Gwynn is forced to examine her own beliefs about the world and then figure out how she's going to communicate them to a six-year-old. Inspired by the queries of Mary's own daughter, this play explores how we deal with parenting, politics and religion in our world and how we take messy stabs at recreating tradition out of a complicated history.

At the same time as we're dismantling things, and ideas, and structures, we're also raised with them, and still have them kind of embedded in us."

In order to give audiences a closer look at the play and Mary's creative process, she sat down with Lark Communications Apprentice Christopher Reyes, to discuss eyebrow raising casting choices, accidental Santa Con attendance, ecstasy, and of course what her goals for the workshop are. Check out the videos above to hear their conversation, then RSVP to the readings!