Text Kate Moira Ryan
Based on the novel by Dorothy Allison
Direction Michael Greif

2002/03 Season

April 18, 2003—June 1, 2003

Read Synopsis

Cavedweller is the story of rock star Delia Byrd, a tough, prickly and humanly flawed character. With her once-successful career in decline, Delia journeys home to Georgia to reclaim her abandoned daughters and reunite a family torn apart by violence, poverty, and addiction. A searing chronicle of rage, strength and survival, it shows the way women get by, the way they come to forgive one another, and the way they choose who they will become.

Cavedweller is the second in a series being produced by the Workshop entitled Cradle and All: The Changing American Family. Four works, beginning with Prudence Wright Holmes’ Bexley, OH(!), will explore how powerful historical forces – economic, social and political – have radically transformed American family life over the last century, as well as how these forces will continue to impact this essential human structure into the future. Other works in the series will include Flesh and Blood, by Peter Gaitens, adapted from the novel by Michael Cunningham, directed by Doug Hughes; and Alexander Thomas’ Thrwo Pitchfork, which was first produced at NYTW last season and will be remounted for a limited engagement.

Set Design Riccardo Hernandez
Costume Design Ilona Smyogy
Lighting Design Jennifer Tipton
Sound Design Jerry Yager
Projection Design Jan Hartley
Original Music Stephen Trask and Julia Greenberg

with Shannon Burkett, Stevie Ray Dallimore, Carson Elrod, Adriane Lenox, Jenny Maguire, Lynne McCollough, Deirdre O’Connell and Merritt Wever