BWAY WORLD: EgoPo's Theatrical Mailing, EMILY Extended By Popular Demand
EgoPo has announced an extension of its five-week mail event, Emily, a world premiere theatrical experience that brings Emily Dickinson's life and work directly to your mailbox through 13 letters, packages and correspondences. After selling out the first round of mailings in only two weeks, a second mailing event has been added to begin on October 26th, 2020, delivered anywhere in the United States for an additional 100 households.
This highly crafted re-invention of the theater experience is a direct response to the need for creativity and connection during this socially-distant moment. Emily's female-led creative team is director and writer, Brenna Geffers, who directed the Philadelphia Barrymore-recommended production of Fool for Love during EgoPo's 2019-2020 Shepard Country Season, and designer Natalia de la Torre, who was previously nominated for the 2019 Barrymore Award for Outstanding Costume Design for Geffers' production of Three Sisters Two at EgoPo.
"I grew up learning about a meek woman who was too shy to share her art with the world. I found this to be a frustrating story when I was young and so never really delved into Emily Dickinson's work. Being sheltered this year made me curious about this 'Patron Saint of Solitude.' After reading some of her letters, I realized how very wrong this image is of her. We have taken this human being and distilled her down to a simple and palatable shadow of herself. It's been fascinating to see her own work dispel this shadow," says Geffers.