Waterwell’s continually evolving body of work encompasses original plays, adaptations of classic texts, solo shows and performance pieces.
For each venture the ensemble uses a combination of research, writing and source texts to devise the piece over an extended development period. The resulting mixture of drama and vaudeville uses music, movement and comedy as access points to address larger issues of power, gender, class and race.
Waterwell shows have been nominated for three IT Awards, a Drama Desk, a New York Magazine Culture Award and a finalist for the O’Neill Playwrights Conference. The New York Times hails the work as, “Brilliant, original and inspired. Alive enough to surprise even the performers themselves,” and Theatermania writes, “Waterwell has artfully staked a claim on our collective conscience.”