Yvette Sirker

Residency
Restoration Residencies
Type of work
Playwright, Director, Actor
Location
Louisiana
Year
2006

Yvette Sirker’s one-act play, Hay Outta Hell, written while in residency at A Studio in the Woods, premiered Off-Off Broadway and was very well received by New York City audiences. As a result of the success of Hay Outta Hell, she has turned the play into a full-length work called Hell and High Water which is premiered Off-Broadway in 2010.

“After having experienced the uprooting of my family and the community which had become second nature to me, my senses, during those unpredictable times, were heightened to the point where every encounter was filtered through my psyche like the discovery of a foreign world. Nothing was just what it was. A spoon became a drumstick. A leaf became a spoon. Lucianne and Joe Carmichael stood for my grandparents who had passed away less than five months after the storm. A Studio in the Woods was my home when I no longer had a home in New Orleans.”