The Yellow Wallpaper Andrew Watkins

About This Show

Confined to rest and separated from her new-born child, a woman finds comfort within the yellow wallpaper that decorates her room. A multimedia staging of Charlotte Perkins Gilman’s searing indictment of the medical community during her time provides an intimate look at a deteriorating mental state and an examination of destructive relationships between men and women.

about the artists

Andrew Watkins (Director/Adaptor) develops new stagings of classic work and new writing. Credits includes: Miss Julie, Hedda Gabler, The Buck, True West, The Dumb Waiter, and Dostoevsky’s A Gentle Spirit. He is the associate director of TFANA’s upcoming production of The Winter’s Tale and assisted on The Skin of Our Teeth, The Father and Doll’s House. He has worked with The Guthrie (The Lion in Winter) and Toneelgroep Amsterdam (The Things That Pass) He has assisted or observed: Arin Arbus, Ivo van Hove, Katie Mitchell, Max Stafford-Clark. Training: B.A Theater Directing, Fordham University and Royal Conservatoire of Scotland.

Anna Michael (Associate Director) is a recent graduate of Fordham University. She is an early career director and stage combat choreographer and a part of the 2017-2018 SDC Observership class.

Sam Morales (Woman) Off Broadway: Measure for Measure, The Skin of Our Teeth, Pericles (TFANA); Regional: Macbeth, The Tavern, The Comedy of Errors, Romeo and Juliet (Scranton Shakespeare Festival); Other NYC: Halley Feiffer’s It’s Just Weird Now…Up Next: Dog Sees God: Confessions of a Teenage Blockhead at the Matthew Corozine Studio Theatre.

Torsten Johnson (John) The Acting Company: Macbeth, A Connecticut Yankee in King Arthur’s Court; The Guthrie: The Lion in Winter, Sense and Sensibility, A Christmas Carol, Hay Fever; Mixed Blood: Colossal; American Players Theatre: Richard III, Troilus and Cressida, The Royal Family, The Admirable Crichton; Idaho Shakespeare Festival: As You Like It, Richard III, Much Ado About Nothing; Montana Shakespeare in the Parks: Taming of Shrew, Cyrano de Bergerac. Training: University of Minnesota/Guthrie Theater (BFA).

Wednesday, January 24, 2018 at 7:30pm

General Admission

$15 in advance

$18 at the door


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$15 at the door

Estimated Runtime
60 minutes

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Director and Adaptor: Andrew Watkins

Associate Director: Anna Michael

Production Stage Manager and Dramaturg: Becky Abramowitz

Cast: Sam Morales (as Woman), Torsten Johnson (as John), TBA (as Jennie), Mariah Parris (as Voice), Meaghan Adawe Mcleod (as Trapped Woman)

Video design: Nick Gracie

Set design: Katherine Barton

Sound design: Valentine Monfeuga

Costume design: Anna Grigo

Lighting design: TBA

Photo credit: Anna Michael