On the Lawn | The Orchard Project


On the Lawn


About the Show:

Spend a day in the life of the American lawn. As a real lawn blooms before the audience, this hybrid performance piece/eco-art installation explores the roots of this most peculiar American invention. Music, illusion, and movement trace the lawn’s origins in early modern Europe’s “outdoor carpets” through the present-day eco-politics of “freedom lawns” and #droughtshaming. On The Lawn assembles the audience on common ground to examine the complex connections between ourselves, our neighbors, and our plants.

Upcoming Plans:

On the Lawn is being developed through an ongoing two-year residency with the Orchard Project’s NYC Greenhouse and will receive its workshop developmental premiere with Georgetown University artists in the Davis Center's Home Season, with Artistic Direction by Maya E. Roth, lighting design by Alberto Segarra, and collaboration by students.

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