Sandglass Theater (Vermont) 

*World Premiere performance commissioned by Next Stage Arts Project*

Recommended for ages 14 and up

70 minutes

Thursday + Friday, Sept. 12 + 13, 7:30pm, New England Youth Theater

ASL at Friday night performance

Have you heard the joke about the she-wolf that is bitten by a werewolf and turns into a woman? No? This production presents the punch line of this strange and dark farce of domestication. Feral invites audiences on a woman’s journey as she experiences the tension between her intuitive knowledge and learned societal behavior, captured by an allegorical transformation into a werewolf. As the woman tries to reintegrate this wild voice, she wrestles with her sanity while being diagnosed with a growing feral condition. Within the protection of her domelike dress, domestic acts are disrupted by ancestral visitations and dreams of wolves.

About the Company

Sandglass Theater is a renowned theater company specializing in combining puppets with music, actors, and visual imagery. Since 1982, the company’s productions have toured internationally in nearly 30 countries, performing in theaters, festivals and cultural institutions and winning numerous international prizes.

Sandglass Theater produces works for both adult audiences and young audiences—two repertoires that tour separately and together. Sandglass also performs and teaches in its own 60-seat renovated barn theater in Putney, Vermont. Sandglass Theater is available for workshops and residencies and teaches a 2-week intensive training program each summer.


Performance Ensemble: Shoshana Bass, Dey Hernández, Stoph Scheer
Musician and Composer: Molly Es
Director: Sarah Nolen
Writing Collaborator: GennaRose Nethercott
Social Dramaturg and Research Collaborator: Paulina Mendez

Thank you to the women that offered their voices and stories to our research and development period: Yuchen, Jelena, Anna, Shari, Mary Allen, Alice, Leyna, Claudia, and Mariam

This project is funded in part by grants from the Jim Henson Foundation, the Network of Ensemble Theaters NET/TEN Virtual Exploration grant and by the National Endowment for the Arts. To find out more about how National Endowment for the Arts grants impact individuals and communities, visit www.arts.gov. Feral is a National Performance Network (NPN) Creation & Development Fund Project grant with co-commissioners The Yard (MA), Next Stage Arts Project (VT), Bunnell Street Arts Center (AK), Dancers Workshop (Wyoming) and NPN. More information: www.npnweb.org.

Website: sandglasstheater.org