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“A show worth seeing.”


“An extraordinary play.”


“Relevant.Thought provoking.”

“Tremendously nuanced.”



“I  can't stop thinking about this play!”

The Inheritance of a Long-Term Fault

written by Mêlisa Annis

directed by Vanessa Morosco

with staging and additional direction by Mêlisa Annis

While presenting the keynote at a high-profile conference, Me, a successful geologist in her field, asks her peers: what is our creation story? The Inheritance of a Long-Term Fault takes an explosive look at the generational impact of societal structures created by colonialism, and how these original sins continue to shape our world today; physically, linguistically, spatially, and spiritually. Interrelated scenes over space and time reveal the friction between what Me wants and what she’s inherited. Only a tectonic shift will allow her to hear the echoes from a mythological past, and explore new possibilities of what comes next.

The Inheritance of a Long-Term Fault had its World Premiere at Theatre Row in New York City. There were 21 performances in a strictly limited Off-Broadway engagement from December 1-23, 2023.

It is undergoing further development for future productions.

Photos by Ashley Garrett

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