Left to right: Emily Davis, Ato Blankson-Wood, Tommy Heleringer, Julienne "Mizz June" Brown, Jess Barbagallo in O, Earth at HERE, produced by The Foundry Theatre. Photo by Julieta Cervantes.

Left to right: Emily Davis, Ato Blankson-Wood, Tommy Heleringer, Julienne "Mizz June" Brown, Jess Barbagallo in O, Earth at HERE, produced by The Foundry Theatre. Photo by Julieta Cervantes.

O, Earth

by Casey Llewellyn

Commissioned and Produced by The Foundry Theatre

O, Earth at HERE, directed by Dustin Wills, January 2016.

O, Earth is a reckoning with the cultural and theatrical inheritance of Thornton Wilder’s classic play Our Town from the perspective of expanding our our. Everyone in a motley crew of characters drawn from Wilder’s play, gay pop culture, and trans and queer artistic and political lineage goes on their own strange journey to understand something about our connection to each other and this world. O, Earth is an interrogation of the “universal” and an investigation of the promise of gay liberation, the politics of marriage, and the radical possibilities of every day. 

Photos by Julieta Cervantes.