October 13, 2015
By Rachel Rogol
Ecology. Resistance fighters. A case study by Sigmund Freud. These are the underlying themes of Dora, an original performance about two people who meet and lose one another repeatedly against continually shifting landscapes of history and memory.
Written and performed by Wendy Woodson, Amherst's Roger C. Holden 1919 Professor of Theater and Dance, Dora simultaneously explores the relationship between its two characters and the many possible connections between images and human memory. "Dora is not a naturalistic or realistic play," Woodson says, "but rather a series of encounters."