We Go Mad

A new play by Amy Escobar


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We Go Mad is a haunted house tale that draws from gothic romance novels, 70s horror, and ghost stories to unravel inheritance, ancestral trauma, and shapes that shift and live on and on. 

The play features multiple puppetry techniques including cinematic shadow play, modified bunraku, and object manipulation to articulate the felt experience of living in our haunted bodies.


Playing this Fall at 18th & Union!

Thanks to a CityArtist Grant from the Seattle Office of Arts & Culture and a partnership with 18th & Union, We Go Mad will be playing September 20th through October 5th.

Directed by Amy Escobar and Gavin Reub.

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January 2018

The play takes root in the mountains of Colorado with support from Rain City Projects and the HBMG Foundation.

December 2018

A 2018 Grant for Artist Projects from Artist Trust funds a workshop to create and test prototypes of puppetry elements.

March 2019

Macha Theatre Works hosts a reading of the first draft as a part of their Distillery Reading Series.

April-June 2019

Script development with dramaturg/co-director Gavin Reub and meetings with designers. Production underway as co-presentation with 18th & Union.

July 2019

Supported by a grant from the Seattle Office of Arts & Culture, rehearsals begin. We Go Mad receives additional support as a 14/48 Partner Project.