From the playwright of THE ROAD WEEPS, THE WELL RUNS DRY comes an equally powerful and poetic contemporary drama inspired be true events. Two young men growing up on the South Side of Chicago, Manny’s life is on track, and Noel’s life is derailing. Manny just sang at the White House; Noel just got kicked off the basketball team. When their paths cross, they risk everything for their dreams, leaving behind two grieving mothers and a city on the verge.
Trained in Indian dance and visual media, Pramila Vasudevan has been teaching the art of performance from and dance and media perspective at Pillsbury House Theatre since 2010. She is the founder and artistic director of Aniccha Arts where she uses dance and electronic media to create immersive performance environments that interrupt public spaces and invoke mass response. Highlights of her work include Dousing the Mirage (2007), presented by Center for Independent Artists; an excerpt of The Wet Bug Hush (2008), featured in the Choreographers’ Evening at the Walker Art Center; The Weather Vein Project (2009), a part of the Artists on the Verge fellowship at the Weisman Art Museum; and Words to Dead Lips (2010) of the Catalyst Series at Intermedia Arts, and In Habit: Living Patterns at the 2012 Northern Spark Festival. Major influences include Dr. Ananya Chatterjea, Ranee Ramaswamy, Dr. Balanandakumar, Piotr Szyhalski, Ali Momeni, and Dipankar Mukherjee.