Written by Alison Weller
Music & Lyrics by Peter Hodgson and Alison Weller
This is a project seemingly always starting a new chapter. Commissioned in 2016 by the Cape Rep Theatre in Brewster, MA, Boundless is a play with music that explores how small boat fishermen on Cape Cod manage today’s complicated and ever-changing industry. Through the prism of text based on interviews with people in and around the Cape Cod fishing community, Boundless explores universal issues that affect us all.
The initial project was supported in part with a grant from Mass Humanities in 2016, and Peter joined the project in August of 2017. The show premiered in November 2017 at Cape Rep and played to sold out houses. The Cape Cod Times called it “urgent, indigenous art.” Boundless has since been invited to two sister ports, for readings at the New Bedford Fishing Heritage Museum and now the Gloucester Stage Company. It is currently being performed at colleges in MA, and future productions are in the works. See the original promo reel here.
Boundless - Cape Rep Theater (2016)
Under the direction of Julie Allen Hamilton, Boundless had it's most recent workshop-production at Cape Cod Community College, collaborating with an enthusiastic cast made up of students, professionals, and members of the local fishing community.