By Fengar Gael
The Draper's Eye:
In the Garment District of New York, in Spindle's Fabric Shop, dying women appear to be vanishing into folds of fabric. A violinist and a former physics prodigy attempt to unravel the mystery while falling desperately in love. The Draper’s Eye explores the metaphysical implications of recent theories in quantum physics, as well as the effects of globalization on the garment industry. The play can also be perceived as a metaphorical exploration of conflicted feelings in a family where death is imminent.
The Draper's Eye was given a concert reading in New York at the League of Professional Theatre Women's Julia Miles Reading Series, followed by a staged reading at Houston's Landing Theatre Company (with Mildred's Umbrella and the Wordsmyth Theater Company) New American Voices Play Reading Series, and a staged reading at the Manhattan Theatre Works 2014 Newborn Festival where it received the Excellence in Playwriting Award sponsored by Indie Theatre Now. In April 2015, the play was given a workshop at the Athena Project's Plays in Progress Festival in Denver, Colorado, directed by Hart DeRose, with dramaturgy by Patrick Elkins-Zeglarski.