Sabrina G. Yates
As with any stereotypical small, quaint town, Leenane holds countless secrets. The inner workings of the characters’ hearts and minds stay secret for years, but, over the course of the play, slowly reveal themselves.
Creating a professional-quality show—the second in the TDM Department’s history—while simultaneously mentoring Harvard students provided Kramer with a unique opportunity outside of the limits of commercial theater. “It was a great opportunity to explore one of the greatest pieces of avant-garde theater ever written,” he says.
“Fertile Solitude” at the Boston Center for the Arts creates an immersive experience complete with art that appeals to every sense. The visitor's experience can encompass everything from smelling rain and cigarette ashes to touching withered 1950s magazines. These varied interpretations of solitude seek to redefine what it means to be alone.