Bog Butter


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By Cecelia Raker
Directed by Khristián Méndez Aguirre

When A tries to bond with her sister B over their shared obsession with the fermented ancient butter that’s found buried in peat bogs, she digs up more than she bargained for: not only the end of the whole polluted, broken world, but also the dairymaids of the deep past and the far future — and some vulnerability she might not be ready to handle. 


March 4 and 12 at 7:30 p.m.
March 7 at 5:00 p.m.
March 8 at 2:00 p.m.

Acting Studio (WIN 2.180)

Bog Butter contains mature content and themes, including adult language and instances of violence. 

About the Playwright

Cecelia Raker is a playwright and librettist from Santa Fe. Current projects include an interactive challah-baking solo piece, a YA novel, a binary-busting mermaid adventure and one of the first opera roles ever written for a trans singer. Her work has garnered her the 2019 and 2018 Kennedy Center Darrel Ayers TYA Award, 2016 Princess Grace Award (runner up) and placement on the 2016 Kilroys List (honorable mention). Her productions have been performed at Fresh Ink Theatre, Cohesion Theatre, Venus Theatre, Boston Playwrights’ Theatre, the ART Loeb Experimental Theater. She is an M.F.A. in Playwriting candidate at the Michener Center for Writers at The University of Texas at Austin and she has her A.B. from Harvard University. 

About the Director

Khristián Méndez Aguirre is a theatre-maker and arts-based researcher from Guatemala City. He's a 1st-year PhD student in the Theatre and Dance Department at UT Austin. Recent directing and producing credits include a zero-waste production of Anne Washburn's Mr. Burns, a Post-Electric Play (recipient of 2 B. Iden Payne Awards), the Austin premiere of Branden Jacobs-Jenkins' Everybody, Ariana Reines' Telephone and Adam R. Burnett's Mammoth.

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