“Surely our heart travels not only from the ghostly to the holy, but it makes a circle. And we only know the half of it.” -Rilke
The Love & Loss Project
written and directed by Claytie Mason
created in collaboration with Hospice of the Conejo, Sound Impact, and Nebunele Theatre
The Love & Loss Project is a play about the experience of losing a life partner. Based on interviews with members of a hospice support group for widows and widowers, this play was created in collaboration with Hospice of the Conejo. It is part of a series of interview-based community theatre projects that explore loss and the end of life.
Talking about Loss
Having spent so much time listening to the stories we tell about the end of life, I believe that talking about death and dying is immensely important to our understanding of life and living.
Loss reminds us that our time here is temporary—this knowledge alone puts life into quick perspective, but there is so much more to be gained by sharing these stories.
The Love & Loss Project is as much a celebration of life as it is a meditation on what loss has to teach us.
In creating these performances, my hope is to share with others the humanizing insight, empathy, and profound connection I experience every time I ask someone what they know about death.