where our dead are buried

where our dead are buried

Amidst elements of poetry and folk tale, a family in rural West Virginia contends with a visit from the "queer prodigal son" and the buried trauma his presence unearths.


8 actors. gender varied. approx. 90 minutes. ​

production history

Horticulture Playwrights Workshop (formerly Cohesion Theatre) // September 2019

​directed by Kat Kaplan

a staged reading

dramaturgy by Abby Cady​



Sam... Alex Shade

Bridget... Camille Nattans

Benny... Jamil Johnson

Birdie... Tara Cariaso

Jet... Jacob Zabawa

PJ/Hannah/Ensemble... Cliff Doby

Aladrian/Ensemble... Katie Hileman

Rachelle/Ensemble... Mani Yangilmau

photographs by Shealyn Jae