The Things We Leave Behind

Institute History

  • 2016 Theatre-Makers Residency


A one-act piece in 13 months, The Things We Leave Behind explores the personal landscape of an unexpected health event and its aftermath. The world is painted with metaphors of the season, the ebb and flow of nature, the cycle of the garden. It’s about coming through the toughest winter imaginable and not knowing what has survived when spring arrives.


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