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From Abbey's program note: "I was reminded throughout this process of the power of wonder. After all, there’s a literal Scarecrow in this script. Woman and Scarecrow is a world of death, yes, but also of love, life, and magic. It has been a joy to create and play in, if only for a little while. Welcome to our Oz. We hope you enjoy the ride."


Yale University Whitney Theater


Written by Marina Carr


Produced by Olivia Roth and Tarek Ziad
Directed by Abbey Joan Burgess


Set by Liz Egler • Lighting by Chris West • Sound by Emil Ernström • Costumes and Dramaturgy by Lola Hourihane • Props by Robbie Skoronski and Paige Davis • Stage Managed by Jacob Yoder-Schrock

Photography by Nina Goodheart Photography


Woman • Mia Fowler
Scarecrow • Vanessa Copeland
Him • Sam Brakarsh
Auntie Ah • Alexa Stanger


WOMAN AND SCARECROW was Abbey Joan Burgess's senior project in Directing towards the completion of the B.A. in Theatre Studies at Yale College

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