Wayfinding

Jane is an emotionally-numbed new widow. Harrison is an inattentive, self-sabotaging fiancé. In seeking escape, these two strangers collide – both literally and figuratively – tangling their life lines and setting them on a time-bending journey involving an intercontinental plane crash, a magical forest, and a choice that leads them both to an unexpected destination.
  • Recommend
  • Download
  • Save to Reading List

Wayfinding

Recommended by

  • Rachael Carnes:
    3 Sep. 2020
    A gripping tale, cellular and celestial, boundlessly imaginative yet so achingly *human* - Rowland's play unfolds like a mystery, each page asking questions and pulling me deeper into the world. There's a symphonic quality to what she pulls off here, the rise of tensions, the pace and reveals. It's spacious and close - The way, in the days and weeks and months (and years) after a loss, the world, the sky, the day, looks different. Just a beautiful piece.
  • Cheryl Bear:
    2 Aug. 2020
    When dealing with so much pain, loss and self-sabotage the weight of being human gets to you. Until that is, a terrible crash brings some unexpected magic leading these two through heartbreak towards a fresh start, a beautiful journey of connection and aliveness. Lovely.
  • Nick Malakhow:
    15 Jul. 2020
    Wow! Beautiful, funny, heartbreaking work that bends genre/reality while still being immensely human. Rowland explores grief, relationships, and emotional self-sabotage with two nuanced, complex central characters. I was most amazed at the tightrope walk between hilarity and tragedy that this play navigated throughout. The surprising yet seamless transitions, dreamlike moments, and at times heightened text and world also felt supremely theatrical--the bold stage pictures stuck with me and made me yearn to see this on its feet in the hands of a creative director and design team. A wonderful challenge for artists on and offstage alike.

Development History

  • Workshop
    ,
    Great Plains Theatre Conference
    ,
    2019
  • Workshop
    ,
    PlayPenn New Play Development Conference
    ,
    2019
  • Reading
    ,
    Last Frontier Theatre Conference
    ,
    2017

Production History

  • University
    ,
    Carnegie Mellon University, New Works Series
    ,
    2016

Awards

Selection
,
The "Lost Season" List
,
The Kilroys
,
2020
Semi-Finalist
,
Bay Area Playwrights Festival
,
Playwrights Foundation
,
2019
Finalist
,
UMass New Play Lab
,
University of Massachusetts Amherst
,
2018
Finalist
,
Playwriting Award
,
Theatre503 - London, UK
,
2018
Semi-Finalist
,
Creative Residency
,
SPACE on Ryder Farm
,
2018