Assistant Director | Zach Winston Technical Director | Josh Friedensohn Stage Manager | Erica Magelky Sound Design | Sam Sewell Composer/Musician | Santiago Cardenas Lighting Design | Lucas Garrity Costume Design | Cara Pacifico Movement/Violence | Angel Veza Stage Manager | Tyler Brewer
Set Design | Josh Friedensohn
Venue: Boston Center for the Arts | Calderwood Pavillion | Boston, MA
This play is an anti-love story. We meet George and Suzy-Fay at the moment of their breakup, and as they attempt to continue their friendship, we learn their shared private language of love, which neither of them really has the right to use with the other anymore.
Burning Up the Dictionary examines the crumbling yet tenacious relationship between two people who love and need each other but can no longer find any room for trust. The play explores the personal, intimate language that develops in every relationship and how those words can also ultimately wound and drive apart those same two people.
“People of Boston: This is a director to watch. He has great insight into the psychological and subtextual undercurrents and that drive characters on stage, as well as a solid grasp of spectacle and theatricality. I repeatedly had the experience of hearing him describe what’s happening in a scene on a deeper level than I originally saw it myself and being able to go, ‘Yeah, that’s exactly what I meant.'”
| Meron Langsner - Playwright, Burning up the Dictionary
"Langsner forces Suzie and George to look deeply into the depths of their relationship and examine if they really are in love or if they’re addicted to how love feels. It’s a delicate conundrum to navigate successfully; Langsner’s script manages very well. So well that one might decide to see the show alone or even skip the production if one is experiencing trouble in relationship paradise. Due to its potential to inspire inward reflection (or in my case, boat rocking), it may be best experienced by heartier couples." | NE Theatre Geek