Producing a trilogy of plays that confronts collisions between ethnicity and sexuality, the Splintered in Three ensemble seeks to produce stories that queer, that excavate paths of immigration and migration, and that connect characters intimately to their ancestors.
Splintered in Three is a trilogy of plays that includes Purple Eyes, The Little Edelweiss; or, An Immigrant's Fairytale, and Chocolate Gravy & White Jesus. While each play stands on its own, the entire trilogy stitches together over a century's worth of characters - culminating in one family in Texas - as they migrate from all over the world to and through the United States, flanked by grand events as diverse as the Mexican Revolution, the Austrian Anschluss, the Vietnam War, and the AIDS epidemic. The creative ensemble that forms the Splintered in Three team originated in 2014 as a group of graduate students at Florida State University. Now based in Houston, the group's inaugural production, Purple Eyes, has toured across Texas to universities and theatres in Houston, Austin, and the Rio Grande Valley.