Henry Darger Takes a Walk

A young woman builds a thesis on (in)famous outsider artist Henry Darger while coming to terms with the suicide of her aunt.
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Henry Darger Takes a Walk

Character Information

  • Grace
    Early 20s,
    Female
    A strange and uncomfortable undergraduate student in art history. Given to quick, feverish thoughts and speech.
  • Professor Croydon
    Middle-aged,
    Female
    Grace's thesis advisor. A slightly troubled relationship.
  • Uncle John
    Middle-aged,
    Male
    Grace's uncle. Numb. A recent widower.
  • Owen
    Male
    Grace's brother. Lives at home.
  • Henry Darger
    Artist and author of the 15,145-page manuscript "The Story of the Vivian Girls, in What is Known as the Realms of the Unreal, of the Glandeco-Angelinian War Storm, Caused by the Child Slave Rebellion." Dead since 1973. Can be double-cast with John.
  • Ellen
    Grace's aunt. Dead since last week. Double-cast with Colleen.
  • Colleen
    Middle-aged,
    Female
    Grace's mother. Tough as nails.

Development History

  • Reading
    ,
    The Essential Theatre
    ,
    2019
  • Reading
    ,
    Brave New Works-Emory University
    ,
    2018
  • Reading
    ,
    Tennesse Williams Literary Festival
    ,
    2018

Production History

  • Professional
    ,
    Bayou Magazine
    ,
    2019

Awards

Winner
,
Tennessee Williams One Act Play Contest
,
Tennessee Williams Literary Festival
,
2018