MCC Daily Tribune

SWANS College Hour

Straw Mat Writers and Method Machine are co-hosting a special MCC College Hour focusing on the upcoming world premiere of Swans at Geva Theatre Center's Fielding Stage. Local actors Kevin Sweeney and Marcy Savastano will perform a climactic scene from the play, followed by a conversation with the play's author, director, actors, designers, and producers, offering students the opportunity to witness the process of creating original dramatic art and to engage in questions surrounding the artistic representation of domestic and sexual abuse.

This event will be Friday, May 4, from 12 to 12:50 PM, in Building 8-200. All are welcome.

Here's the current blurb for the actual play:

Swans is a tender exploration of a local family torn apart by abuse. In this stirring world premiere written by Rochester playwright Maria Brandt, Paul's mother returns after a ten-year absence, forcing Paul to confront the circumstances of her leaving as well as his own complicity in shaping a world where women are not always safe. Directed by Method Machine's David Henderson and featuring some of Rochester's top talent, Swans will be presented in The Fielding Stage at Geva for only four performances. Swans is an important new experience that will provide deeper and personal insights into the long-term impact of abuse.

Opening Night Talkback with RESOLVE of Greater Rochester, empowering people and communities to break the cycle of domestic violence.​

Brandt, Maria