By Sarah Ruhl / Directed by Shana Cooper / Amherst College / 2008

new theater house began its collaboration with Amherst College as guest artists, presenting Sarah Ruhl's play Eurydice. Director Shana Cooper introduced the students to the Essence Piece process, which helped them to unlock the vitality of Ruhl's poetry and bring her vast imagined landscapes to life. The students' enthusiasm for the process and the success of the production prompted the Amherst Department of Theater and Dance to invite nth to return as Artists in Residence the following summer to work on The Whale Play by nth company member Victor I. Cazares.