Second Skin

Performed on the beaches of Southern California, Second Skin returns to the origins of theater as stories told around a fire.

written by the award-winning playwright
Kristin Idaszak

directed by
Kate Jopson

performed by
Claire Kaplan
Sarah Halford
Susannah Rea-Downing

designed by
JR Bruce

produced by
Sam Hunter
JR Bruce

A Words in the World
Workshop Presentation
by The West
and The Flagship Ensemble

When Quinn discovers her estranged mother is dying, she returns home. As she cares for her mother, Quinn wrestles with disturbing childhood memories. What is her mother's secret? What do the Irish bedtime stories of Selkies her mother once told her really mean?

Told in three interconnected monologues, Second Skin investigates the fraught relationship between mothers and daughters, and how one mistake can reverberate across generations.

Photos by Jim Carmody

Production History

Annenberg Beachfront
Santa Monica Beach
Los Angeles

April 24 - May 15

Westmont Fringe Festival
Westmont College
Santa Barbara

April 15 - 16

Isla Vista Arts
Depressions Beach
Santa Barbara

April 14 at 7pm

La Jolla Shores
San Diego

April 1 - 3