“Eggtooth Productions will use the MNF grant pay for the costumes and costume design of the show, Orlando by Sarah Ruhl based upon the novel by Virginia Woolf. An important element of the production will be the magical, imagination filled costumes and they will be designed and built by Christina Beam.
Eggtooth Productions began in the late 1980s as a community-based theater in Deerfield, MA. Incorporating as a non-profit in 2008, the company began commissioning new work addressing social challenges and excavating the stories of neglected women in history.
The success of The Captivation of Eunice Williams (2004) led to national and international performances including at the Smithsonian Museum of the American Indian. TRUTH, a new American opera about the life of Sojourner Truth was similarly commissioned. TRUTH was then broadcast from WGBY and performed at the New York International Fringe Festival.
Eggtooth found a niche in the local community in 2011 by initiating a run of annual festivals in underutilized and alternative downtown spaces and welcoming new, diverse audiences. These themed festivals shined a light on the stories of marginalized persons and addressed social and environmental issues through a variety of media.
Particular emphasis has been on work that encourages placemaking, like our commission for the First National Bank in Greenfield, a new adaptation of Frankenstein, fondly referred to as “Frank in the Bank” that went on to further performances, including the Edinburgh Fringe Festival.
Our site-specific audio and app-based work expanded our theatrical range during the pandemic to create new experiences for our community to share. We are presently collaborating with Mass MoCa on an audio theatrical offering to take place throughout their campus in North Adams, MA.” Linda McInerney, Eggtooth Productions