by Elizabeth Mozer

Based on stunning true events, CASTLE ON THE HILL weaves together the lives of a Polish immigrant, a psychiatric hospital’s patients, and a woman following the clues of her past. Their experiences are intimately connected to the Binghamton State Hospital in upstate New York and unfold over the course of six decades. Drawing from personal accounts and historical documents, the movement infused drama gives rise to unique expressions of humanity, buoyed by courage and love. We meet Joseph, a transgender man fighting to live freely, Bennie, a wonder-filled natural science enthusiast, and Will/Willa, who dares to question ‘what’s normal’. Mysteries unravel as these remarkable stories, once silenced, are given voice. Diverse and flexible casting.

  • Cast Size: 3M 7W 1Any 2NB
  • Running Time: 90 minutes
  • Royalty Rate: $75 per performance

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About the Playwright

Elizabeth Mozer is an actress, theatre maker, director, writer and educator, with a specialization in physical theatre. Her play, Castle on the Hill, drawn from the lives of patients, their families, and staff members of the Binghamton State Hospital premiered at Binghamton University where Elizabeth teaches. Her one-woman play The Asylum Project – the genesis for Castle on the Hill – was performed by Elizabeth in Canada, around the U.S. and at the United Solo Theatre Festival in NYC where it received the award for BEST DRAMA. Elizabeth has been an original cast member in the Broadway productions Teddy & AliceDangerous Games and Victor/Victoria. She is the founding Artistic Director of Theatre in the Flesh, a movementheatre company, and a member of the Cherry Artists Collective in Ithaca, NY.

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