in the lounge Possession Catherine Castellani
About This Show
Ava Strand unexpectedly inherits a dilapidated townhouse on Albany, NY’s south side and gets sucked into a past she’s trying to erase—an aunt she barely knew, a lover she abandoned without a word, and a town she fled. A closet full of a 19th century dresses introduces her to a past she never had. What begins creatively–a woman devising a social life that omits smart phones and television in favor of conversation and the piano–veers into the viciously destructive as it attracts a white supremacist crowd that are attracted to the throwback for all the wrong reasons.
about the artist
CATHERINE CASTELLANI’s plays include 2Y20M (Dixon Place Lounge 2016, The Nora Salon 2017), Possession (Finalist for the 2017 Marion International Fellowship), The Bigsley Project (Centenary Stage Women Playwrights Series 2013, One Year Lease Theater Company The Subletters series 2012), and The Mongoose and the Cobra (Going to Tahiti Productions Reading Series 2014). Catherine has also written short plays for young spellers, published by YouthPLAYS, and audio work for Midwest Radio Theatre Workshop, Exit 3, and the NPR network. She is a 2-time MacDowell Fellow and Ucross Foundation resident.