Sagittarius Ponderosa

MJ Kaufman
Sagittarius Ponderosa

by MJ Kaufman

Directed by Margot Bordelon


MJ KaufmanWhen you're called,
who is it that answers?

Archer (still Angela to his family) returns home to the forests of eastern Oregon to care for his dying father. At night under the oldest Ponderosa Pine, he meets a stranger who knows the history of the forests and the sadness of losing endangered things. As Archer says goodbye to his father he discovers the power of names and the histories they make and mask.


has received awards and commissions from the Program for Women in Theater, the Playwrights Foundation, the National Foundation for Advancement in the Arts, Young Playwrights Inc., and the Huntington Theatre, where he is also a playwriting fellow. He was also awarded the 2010 Jane Chambers Prize in Feminist Theatre. Originally from Portland, Oregon, MJ attended Wesleyan University and is currently an MFA candidate at Yale School of Drama. His work has also been performed in Russian in Moscow.