Elizabeth on Portugal: Seattle Rep Interview

2nd Annual Writers Group Showcase Seattle Rep

See the Seattle Rep Writer’s Group Spotlight: Elizabeth Heffron. Elizabeth talks about her latest work-in-progress, Portugal, that will have its first read at The Rep this Friday night. Excerpt from the Q & A:

(Portugal) is about a pair of tank farm workers, a young couple, and what happens when one of them gets “dosed” by radioactive waste at the Hanford Nuclear Reservation over in eastern Washington. How the company responds. How their family and co-workers respond—and ultimately how this accident changes both of them. The problems over there are so overwhelming and seemingly intractable, and yet people keep doing what they can to try and clean the place up, even in the face of massive technical problems and corporate corruption. I am drawn to this combination of both despair and hope.

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