Poems and Texts

Excerpt from THE FORGETTABLE SAGA OF DONNA WANNA by Laryssa Husiak


A play by Laryssa Husiak


Wild Horses
plays muffled on the radio.

Window cracked
just enough.

I see cows statues standing in the distance. Chewing.

All the animals are licking themselves.

A red wooden cape arches over a muddy dirt path.

I am thinking of buying a truck. There are few other options.

I have many terrible thoughts.

Photo Credit: Sunita Prasad

Laryssa Husiak

Laryssa Husiak is theater artist living in Minneapolis with roots in New York City. In January 2014, her original play She Is King premiered at the Incubator Arts Project. The show, in which she stars as Billie Jean King, will tour to Portland, Oregon in Spring 2015. She has written numerous short plays and solo performances that have been performed at venues throughout NYC, including La MaMa ETC, HERE Arts Center and Dixon Place. Laryssa has been awarded grants from the Iowa Arts Council, Art Matters and the Yip Harburg Foundation; and fellowships from the MacDowell Colony and Yaddo. She was a finalist for the 2014 Leslie Scalapino Award for her play THE FORGETTABLE SAGA OF DONNA WANNA. Laryssa is a member of the Obie Award-winning theater company Two-Headed Calf and a founding member of their Dyke Division. She attended NYU’s Experimental Theater Wing and holds of Master of Social Work from Columbia University.