Sarah Ruhl and Matthew Aucoin will sit for a conversation March 16 at 7 PM ET, with both in-person and live streaming options available. Co-presented by The Center for Fiction and Theatre Communications Group, the event will center on the duo's opera Eurydice, adapted from Ruhl's play and fresh off its run at The Metropolitan Opera last year.
Aucoin and Ruhl will discuss their collaboration and their process of transforming the play into a libretto, which was, according to Ruhl, “one of distillation, with effort and grace.” This event represents the fourth collaboration conversation between The Center and TCG, with past events featuring Jackie Sibblies Drury and Claudia Rankine, Annie Baker and Branden Jacobs-Jenkins, and Heidi Schreck and Paula Vogel.
“We’re thrilled to return to The Center for Fiction with this event,” says TCG Executive Director Teresa Eyring. “The Center for Fiction is an ideal partner to advance TCG’s conviction that plays are literature and worthy of the same resources, respect, and critical attention as any other form. We look forward to the cross-disciplinary conversation that two visionary artists, Sarah Ruhl and Matthew Aucoin, will share with both in-person and online attendees.”
In-person tickets are $10 and include a $10 bookstore voucher, redeemable toward a copy of Eurydice. Livestream options include a $15.95 ticket with a copy of Eurydice or a suggested donation. Learn more at CenterForFiction.org.