“Cherokee is about two couples from Houston who go on a camping vacation at a point in their lives when they are all yearning for a big change.” – Lisa D’Amour, Playwright
Building off D’Amour’s past Steppenwolf project Detroit, Cherokee explores what happens when two suburban couples escape the humdrum routine of their lives and make it to the wild natural world. What starts as a camping trip goes awry when one of the campers goes missing, and the remaining three begin to question what they find valuable in their own lives, and whether or not it is possible to start over again.
Untitled Tanya Saracho Project
“This play used to be about guilt manifested but now I’m trying to figure out how to just make it about guilt.” – Tanya Saracho, Playwright
Saracho’s new piece tells the story of Erika, a twenty-something struggling to find her way in life, and the family members who care about her as she moves into an apartment in the Pilsen neighborhood of Chicago. However, Erika has a dark and terrible secret which could destroy her family if it was discovered, and Saracho explores the multiple ways her guilt manifests itself.