ABOUT THE PLAY
A grimy portrait hangs Witness of past & present choices; in the wake of her mother's death, IoniMitchell is drawn to this item of legacy, and discovers it to be the startling image in a family history of complex color, and resonant with ghosts of opportunity..
Reconstruction is this journey; moving between America and France in 2008- It also refracts an America of the 1870's.
ABOUT THE PLAYWRIGHT: TOM MINTER
Tom Minter is a playwright specializing in work on issues of diversity, culture and national identity. He is also a librettist, and Teaching Artist, living in Washington, DC.
Tom's first theatre works were presented by the New Playwright's Trust at the Theatre Museum in London. His play "Exposition" was produced in the West End at The Arts Theatre in 1997. He has been commissioned by the "London New Play festival" and has been produced at the Riverside Studios ("Fragments of a Dream" 1995) and The Man In The Moon Theatre ("A Lesson To Forgive" 1994). He has had productions in the London New Play Festival, at the Lyric Hammersmith ("Semper Suburbia" and "Dahlias and Moonshine").
Also in 2013, the cell presented a workshop reading of three one act plays by Tom ["Groundwork; strawberry dwarfs and other lies; Collections of a working Mind"], under the heading "Doors To My House".
Tom continues his work as a Teaching Artist, connecting DC students with experiences of theatre, while facilitating the journey in creating scripts out of their own ideals and stories.