see in the dark

When a young girl shows up in the desolate village that Juneau, Alaska has become, the surviving community embraces her as their new hope. That is, until a boy is found hunting her down with brutal accusations. Set in a future Juneau, Alaska, after all the glaciers have melted, the ice fields have vanished and nothing is recognizable, see in the dark is a mythic look at the value of compassion over suspicion.
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see in the dark

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  • Michael C. O'Day:
    23 Jun. 2022
    If things keep going the way they're going with our current civilization, then whoever comes after us is going to need some new (and hopefully better) myths of their own. Heidi Kraay's poetic and magnificently theatrical story - of a lost little girl in a vast future wasteland, with abilities that are both gifts and a terrible curse - fills that role nicely, spinning a tale of survival, of vengeance and forgiveness, of the limits of our blinkered individual mindsets and the crucial importance of community. Really marvelous.
  • Jasmine Spiess:
    22 Jun. 2022
    This new myth is so beautifully fantastical, heartbreaking, and hopeful - all at the same time. What struck me most about this play is not even that it was such an amazingly crafted post-apocalyptic world, but that the need for family, community, love, and belonging were very much at the heart of the play. The dialogue flowed like water and I can only imagine what this will be like in full production! The possibilities are endless! I can't wait to see where this goes! It was an honor to read your stage directions at the Valdez Theatre Conference!
  • Greg Lam:
    21 Jun. 2022
    Bold interplay between post-apocalyptic world building and a fabulist style of theatremaking using masks, puppetry, and magical realist aspects. The result is a fresh attempt at making a new myth for the modern age.

Development History

  • Reading
    ,
    Last Frontier Theatre Conference
    ,
    2022
  • Reading
    ,
    The Bechdel Group
    ,
    2021
  • Reading
    ,
    HomeGrown Theatre
    ,
    2020
  • Reading
    ,
    Thingamajig Theatre Company
    ,
    2019
  • Reading
    ,
    Thingamajig Theatre Company
    ,
    2019
  • Workshop
    ,
    Thingamajig Theatre Company
    ,
    2019

Awards

Semi-Finalist
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Local Lab
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Local Theater Company
,
2020
Semi-Finalist
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Seven Devils Playwrights Conference
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Seven Devils Playwrights Foundry
,
2020
Winner
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Quick Funds Travel Research Grant
,
Idaho Commission on the Arts
,
2019
Winner
,
Writing Sabbatical
,
Alexa Rose Foundation
,
2018