Dickinson's Room

adapted from the poetry and prose of Emily Dickinson

a new incarnation of "The Emily Triptych"


Performed by Miranda McCauley

Directed by Charlotte Day

Graphic design by Amanda Friedman

Original recordings of Beethoven's Sonata No. 12 in A-Flat Major by Javor Bračić

Schubert's String Quartet No. 3 in D-Flat Major recorded by the Melos Quartet; Wind Nonet in E-Flat Minor recorded by Alfredo Bernardini and the Blaserensemble des Ferdinandeums

"Jesus Wept" and "Kittery" recorded by the Old Sturbridge Singers for Smithsonian Folkways

Orra White Hitchcock artwork courtesy of Amherst University Library Special Collections.

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Born under the train tracks in New York City, Dickinson's Room is a site-specific theatrical experiment, dedicated to the mind and art of the poet Emily Dickinson. Performed by one actress, with a text comprised of Dickinson's poetry and scrap writings, the piece borders on physical theatre and dance, suspended between the realities of the poet's solitary life and the boundless universe of her imagination. It seeks to give dramatic form to the intrinsically un-dramatic: the spaces and silences from which great thoughts, and with them great words, proceed. We invite audiences to listen, watch the shadows fall, interact with Emily herself, and perhaps have their souls touched.


February 23rd - March 4th, 6pm

The Balcony Rooms at Buckingham Arms Hotel, 1 Walkerville Terrace, Gilberton, 5081, SA