MARLBORO -- Marlboro College and the Vermont Performance Lab will host a free and open to the public "work-in-progress" staging of Ain Gordon’s play, "Not What Happened" on Saturday, April 7, at 4 p.m., at the Marlboro Town House.
The Obie Award-winning theater artist’s newest work, the presentation culminates a year-long residency for the writer, director and performer.
"This first week is my first time in 10 months with actors ... and my first time with this draft," Gordon said in an email conversation this week.
Through VPL’s Lab program, writer and director Gordon has been working with rural documentary artist Forrest Holzapfel and Marlboro College students and faculty to dig into the archives, landscapes and architecture of rural New England communities to develop his newest play.
A discussion with the artists will follow the showing.
Gordon will continue work on his work and then again present "Not What Happened" on Saturday, April 28, at 8 p.m., in North Adams, Mass., in MASS MoCA’S Hunter Center, as part of MoCA’s series of work-in-progress showings.
For reservations for the Marlboro show call 802-257-3361. For information visit vermontperformancelab.org.