We thought we had come to the end.
But another path has been discovered.
We need you to craft the way outward from here,
to navigate the journey,
just like before.


not quite like before,
but we’re going to make do,
We need you, old friend.
One last time - what do you say?


JOAN CUMMINS (she/her) is a dramaturg, historian, and deviser who specializes in new plays and interactive performance, especially when used as a tool to make history accessible. She is a primary collaborator with The Arcanists on The Tarot Reading, which is entering its sixth iteration. Other engagements include dog & pony dc, Signature Theatre, Young Playwright’s Theatre, Pinky Swear Productions, Mosaic Theatre, WSC Avant Bard, and the Welders. When not crafting plays, she works to bring everyone’s favorite introverted president Lincoln back to life at President Lincoln’s Cottage, your local genius loci and a home for brave ideas.
SUSAN STROUPE (she/her) is a theatermaker based in Baltimore. Her passion in devised and interactive performance is expanding our collective mythology of the past and imagination for the future. She works as a director, performer, and teaching artist with many companies in Baltimore, and is a founding member and Artistic Associate of Submersive Productions, Baltimore’s immersive performance collective. Susan has been on the core devising teams for Submersive shows Mesmeric Revelations of Edgar Allan Poe, HT Darling’s Incredible Musaeum, The Institute of Visionary History, MASS/RABBLE, and See Also. Thanks to all who show up during this disordered time.