Girl Becomes Bone

Girl Becomes Bone is about religion. In the future. In outer space. It’s a human play about the unknown. It’s also about trust, love and believing with every fiber of your existence. Set on a distant future planet where Rainer Maria Rilke’s poem’s Duino Elegies are the seminal religious text, a young woman – also named Rainer - commits to the ultimate expression of faith; to return to a dead Earth and audio...
Girl Becomes Bone is about religion. In the future. In outer space. It’s a human play about the unknown. It’s also about trust, love and believing with every fiber of your existence. Set on a distant future planet where Rainer Maria Rilke’s poem’s Duino Elegies are the seminal religious text, a young woman – also named Rainer - commits to the ultimate expression of faith; to return to a dead Earth and audio record reflections on the Elegies while self-mummifying. Rainer’s mother’s own failed attempt twenty-six years prior left her feeling abandoned and betrayed. Will Rainer’s own faithless journey bring her peace or will she too disintegrate into Earth’s dust?
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Girl Becomes Bone

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  • Darcy Parker Bruce:
    6 Apr. 2018
    I love the way Callan's brain works and I love this play. GIRL BECOMES BONE is an expansive and intimate look at a world and its promise left behind. Callan writes characters you invest yourself in, and the language of this play is so lovely and specific and poetic. I love it, and I hope it's read and produced widely.
  • Aeneas Sagar Hemphill:
    28 Feb. 2018
    A meditative, philosophical, space opera. It reminds me of 2001 or Solaris in its use of the genre to reflect back at, or probe the depths of humanity and spirituality.
  • Matt Barbot:
    24 Apr. 2017
    A bracing story of the things we hold sacred, and the things we can't take with us.

Development History

  • Reading
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    Ampersand Theatre Company
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    2019
  • Workshop
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    Pipeline Theatre Company
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    2016