What if life came with a rewind button?
Jumping across time, Bright Half Life tells the four-and-a-half-decade story of Vicky and Erica, who meet, fall in love, start a family, and traverse the highs, lows, joys, and fears that come from sharing your life with someone else.
Author of the ground-breaking Pulitzer Prize-nominated play BLUE DOOR, Tanya Barfield writes a contemporary classic about love, heartbreak, skydiving, and the infinite moments that make up a relationship. Depicting queer love in the richest and most original of ways, Bright Half Life is an intensely romantic and moving play depicting love that is complicated and ever-changing.
CAST & CREATIVES
Vicky performed by Eva Fontaine
Erica performed by Susie McKenna
Writer Tanya Barfield
Director Steven Kunis
Movement director Maria Koripas
Voice and Accent Coach Amanda Stephens-Lee
Set and costume designer Cara Evans
Lighting designer Alex Lewer
Composer and sound designer Asaf Zohar
Dramaturg Krysianna Pappadakis
Casting director Anne Vosser
Production manager Kit Hinchcliffe
Producer Panorama Productions
General manager Paul Virides for David Adkin Limited
Assistant general manager Bailey Harris-Kelly
Marketing Emma Martin
PR Anna Arthur
Artwork design Steph Pyne
With special thanks to Old Diorama Arts Centre.
Bright Half Life was Commissioned by Center Theater Group, Los Angeles, CA.
Bright Half Life was developed during a residency at the Eugene O'Neill Theater Center's National Playwright Conference in 2014.
Executive Director Preston Whiteway
Artistic Director Wendy C. Goldberg
The New York Premiere of Bright Half Lifewas produced in 2015 by Women's Project Theater.
Producing Artistic Director Lisa McNulty