During COVID, I decided to use my quarantining time in a productive manner, and cross something off my bucket list – writing a play. I’ve had this idea in my head for quite awhile now, about creating a scary and exciting theatrical experience, based on my own real-life experiences in my hometown of Richland, Washington. So I spent many months working my day job remotely, and then diving into the logistics of play writing in the evening – and am happy to say I finished my project…and now welcome to Witchland! Witchland is a scary play, hopefully also tinged with humor throughout, about one family’s experience in moving to the town of Richland, which of course involves working at the Hanford Nuclear site. While waiting for their home to be finished, they are temporarily housed in a home directly across the street from a … witch? As strange, disturbing and haunting events seem to start piling on this family, the question is posed – why are these things happening? Is it due a recent accident at the Hanford nuclear site, or is due to interactions with the strange woman across the street?
Witchland is getting its inaugural full production this fall, in San Diego, with the brilliant minds and creative geniuses of the Backyard Renaissance Theatre Company. The play will run from November 18th – December 11th, at the Tenth Avenue Arts Center in San Diego. Tickets can be purchased in the “Get Tickets” tab on this website. There are future incantations in the works as I type this, and hopefully Witchland will make to a city near you in the very near future. And if it does, watch out…and I apologize in advance for the scares that await you, and the screams you will hear around you in the theatre.
I’m excited to share this story with all of you. Watch this blog site for news about Witchland, and future productions.