Mountainy Women is a staging of Sylvia Plath’s 1962 radio play “Three Women.” Written in verse, the play illustrates the anxiety and excitement of three women before, while, and after they give birth. Inspired by documentary-theatre, my experience with the Errantes project at The Center of Peace, Memory, and Reconciliation in Bogota, Colombia, and the Ping+Chong theater company (with whom this was partially developed), the play incorporates interviews I conducted with women in my community about their experiences and attitude towards pregnancy. Using the original 1962 radio broadcast and the recorded interviews, the play is a collage of public sound (external, from the stage) and private sound (ear buds connecting to personal devices).
Collaborators: Jo Stewart, Cora Walters, Marcela Biven
Special help from: Shantel Prado, Elena Rose Light, and Lori Rodriguez
Performance History: La Mama Galleria (December 2015)
Photos by Lori Rodriguez