In Development Playwright Victoria Goring is developing the play through 2 Artist in residencies in conjunction with her photographic exhibit: America the Trashed Crystal Lake, August 2017 Hot Springs National Park, October 2017
The Cardboard Countess is an inspiring new theater for young audiences that explores the developing relationship between a troubled teen and a homeless woman who wears a gown of garbage bags and proclaims she is a Countess. United by concerns of conservation, their growing friendship comes to a tragic end.
At times tragic, at times hilarious, the ongoing battle between these two characters, both fighting to be heard in an ever hostile world, is a play all audiences can relate to.
Themes of societal waste, eroding of belief, and the restorative power of friendship bring this play to an open end where the audience must decide for themselves: Is the Countess real? Will Ever, the troubled teen, become a Countess, another homeless person, or a humbled, happier person?
Engaging the Community The Cardboard Countess has a secondary cast of characters to be cast locally. This is an opportunity for young actors to learn new skills and act in a wonderful show with minimal rehearsal.
America the Trashed
Exploring the relationship between America’s public lands and the trash left behind.
Photographer and Playwright Victoria Goring explores the relationship between garbage and National Lands through photography and playwrighting.
Accidental art is created as nature continues to grow around foreign objects, incorporating human trash into a new landscape.Proof of decaying morals?A call to save our national lands?A horrifyingly hilarious look at garbage left in National lands.
Our natural resources are always displayed in their stunning beauty.When Ms. Goring sent in picturesque photos to a recent State park contest, they were thrilled. When she sent in stunning photos of trash, they were rejected. This refusal to literally see what is front of us is an attitude Ms. Goring hopes to bring forth so that a discussion can start about the Trashing of our National Lands.Ms. Goring believes that by exploring our relationship with trash, and with our national beaches, forests, and deserts, without judgement or reproof, can a journey begin. Inspired by her own photographs to write her next play, Ms. Goring is working on The Cardboard Countess, which is touring in 2018 in Canada, USA, and Australia.