One part crime procedural and one part fable, Trial in the Woods was recently brought out in print by Plays Inverse, and offers a bold retelling of ethics, the efficacy of punitive justice, and our (human, American) criminal justice system. It's also very, very funny.
Stephanie Barber is a multidisciplinary artist whose work has been focused on an expanded poetics that results in the creation of movies, books, installations and songs. This work sits between cinema and literature, science and spirituality, philosophy and comedy and results in a corpus that moves beyond allegiance to media and works hard at defying classification. Barber teaches at MICA in Baltimore and her most recent release, the full-length play Trial in the Woods was published by Plays Inverse Press in 2021.
Alicia Puglionesi is a writer and historian. She earned a PhD in the history of science, medicine, and technology from Johns Hopkins University in 2015 and has taught at Johns Hopkins and MICA. Her first book, Common Phantoms: An American History of Psychic Science, explores how the practices of seances, clairvoyance, and telepathy both questioned and reinscribed social boundaries. She lives in Baltimore.