Gabrielle knew from the start she wanted to work on ideas about breakage, the notion that broken things, people, and connections are worth repair. Ruptures can be mended. They can also open space for something resilient and unexpected to grow. And moreover, such repair/preservation is a shared effort. This goes against what we have learned to think about innate human behavior as brutal or selfish. More than ever before, our society prioritizes youth, novelty and survival of the fittest. ‘Joinery’ is an alternative to that mindset.
Although the wind
blows terribly here,
The moonlight also leaks
between the roof planks
of this ruined house.
“Joinery” is moody and contemplative, with a wonderful wow of an ending.
Marcie Sillman, And another thing…
January 19, 2018
Cornish Playhouse at Seattle Center