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Immersive play based on the letters and love of Rachel Carson and Dorothy Freeman

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the aim

Allways is an immersive play based on the letters of Environmentalist Rachel Carson and her closest friend Dorothy Freeman, as published in Always, Rachel. The work explored ways in which the pair, who’s relationship existed almost entirely over letters, might have interacted had their long-distance conversations happened under the same roof. This work is a deep dive into the range of friendship to lover, examining love in its many forms. Premiered with support of Artemis in Downtown Los Angeles on February 9th-11th, 2018, directed by Abigail Swoap.

Carson, Rachel, Dorothy Freeman, and Martha E. Freeman. Always, Rachel : the Letters of Rachel Carson and Dorothy Freeman, 1952-1964. Boston: Beacon Press, 1995.

the music

Besides arranging portions of their letters into conversations and monologues, Tamzin created polyphonic text works and soundscapes, as well as incidental music for flute quartet.



Artemis is an organization that helps produce works of intersectional feminism at USC. They produce creative projects across the whole spectrum of arts and organize monthly creative community events. 

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