Actors and director did a great job! Got feedback that should be extremely helpful! I'm looking forward to digging into the rewrites. Inch Worm Play Readings
Echo, a drama set in Chicago, 1991, examines the complex dynamics that occur in families out of balance. It centers on the relationship between a mother (Liz) and her healthy daughter (Erica). Mom is obsessed with communicating with her autistic daughter (Abby), who speaks through echolalia. The family hires a graduate student to train Abby in Facilitated Communication (FC), a new therapy that requires a facilitator to guide her hand to spell out words on a keyboard and in a sense “speak.” What occurs over the next few weeks is incredible: for the first time in their lives Abby is communicating! Or is she? Through realistic scenes and use of projections to give us glimpses into Abby's perceptions of the world, Echo looks at a family at their inevitable boiling point, a family about to be ripped apart due to the ongoing, increasing pressures of hope.
Barbara Lhota, wife to Lisa Herceg. Aunt. Sister. Friend. Playwright. Market Researcher. Unicyclist. Ice/Roller Skater. Hiker. Visual artist admirer. Teacher. Breadwinner/caretakers to Lucy and Rene. Talker!