Archer (still Angela to his family) returns home to the forests of eastern Oregon
to care for his dying father. At night under the oldest Ponderosa Pine, he meets a
stranger who knows the history of the forests and the sadness of losing endangered
things. As Archer says goodbye to his father he discovers the power of names and the
histories they make and mask.
MJ KAUFMAN has received awards and commissions from the Program
for Women in Theater, the Playwrights Foundation, the National Foundation for Advancement
in the Arts, Young Playwrights Inc., and the Huntington Theatre, where he is also
a playwriting fellow. He was also awarded the 2010 Jane Chambers Prize in Feminist
Theatre. Originally from Portland, Oregon, MJ attended Wesleyan University and is
currently an MFA candidate at Yale School of Drama. His work has also been performed
in Russian in Moscow.