Dear Elizabeth

Production Engineer | Theatro Technis
The Gate Theatre — September 2021

“This is as live as theatre can come”

Directed by Ellen McDougall
Sound Design by Jon Nicholls

Written by Sarah Ruhl

Elizabeth Bishop and Robert Lowell were two of America’s most brilliant poets. They wrote over 400 letters to each other through their lives; spanning decades, continents, political eras.

Their relationship was messy and profound; platonic and romantic; distant and intense. A love that resists easy definition.

Ellen McDougall’s innovative production features two unrehearsed performers each night. They meet each other, and the audience, at the start of the performance. Everyone discovers the story of Robert and Elizabeth, letter by letter, together.

“This is as live as theatre can come”