There or Here
A staged reading by Jennifer Maisel
Presented with Griot Theatre
August 11, 2019
Robyn and Ajay are about to meet the woman who will act as a surrogate to birth their child. These Americans find themselves confiding in the anonymous beings on the other end of their phone lines rather than in each other; computer technicians, fast food order takers and phone operators whose work has been outsourced to another country become the refuge they can’t be for each other right now.
Griot Theatre creates opportunities for women, artists of color, and those with physical disabilities to establish a place where audiences may reliably come to see a more comprehensive view of who we are and who we can be, as a society. Griot Theatre rotates between re-imagining the classics and developing the work of contemporary playwrights from underrepresented groups.