Ida Lewis, the first female lighthouse keeper, was "America's Heroine" in the latter part of the 19th century. She saved over 18 people from drowning in the waters off the coast of Newport Rhode Island. She fought for recognition as a woman doing a man's job and she worked tirelessly to tend her light.

Original, ensemble, physical theatre following an unlikely friendship between a modern woman and the the first woman lighthouse keeper. This show explores the themes duty, isolation, obsolescence, and perseverance in motherhood and art, using physicality, vocal scoring, and shadow puppetry.

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Keeper of the Light


Written by Katie Kaufman
Directer by Genevieve Bennet

Devising Ensemble: 

Mark Benzel
Benjamin Domask
Leif Jurgensen
Katie Kaufmann
Kaitlen Osburn

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