Sagittarius Ponderosa

Dramatic Comedy
2f, 2m, 1 actor


Archer (still Angela to his family) doesn’t want to move back to his childhood home in eastern Oregon when his father falls ill. But at night under the oldest Ponderosa Pine, he meets a stranger who knows the history of the forests and the sadness of losing endangered things. As Archer accepts big changes in his family he discovers the power of names and the histories they make and mask.

Casting & Production



ARCHER: Genderqueer; Archer to himself, Angela to his family. 29.

POPS: Archer’s Dad. 60’s.

GRANDMA: She doesn’t hear very well. 80’s

OWEN: Semester intern at the nature conservancy. 29.

MOM: Archer’s Mom. 60’s.

PETERSON (the puppet): Cute pot-bellied puppet, manipulated by POPS.

Production Notes

Sagittarius Ponderosa has been developed by: The Yale School of Drama (Carlotta Festival 2013), New Harmony Project (Summer Workshop 2013), The Global Age Project (Festival 2014), New York Theatre Workshop (Mondays @3 Reading Series 2015) and UMASS Amherst New Play Lab (Spring 2015). Sagittarius Ponderosa had its world premiere in January 2016 at New Conservatory Theatre Center.