The Sandcastle Man
"The Sandcastle Man" is a short 10 minute play about grief and more specifically how we deal with grief, conveyed through the story of an unlikely friendship. Isa is a teenager who has just moved to live with her grandmother in a small beach town. Conroy is a man in his 70's who moved to the town after retirement and became "The Sandcastle Man." Isa meets Conroy the day after she wrecks one of his castles. A short play about how we deal with loss, loneliness, and pain. The building of sandcastles works as a metaphor for creation as opposed to destruction.
"The Sandcastle Man" has had a read-through performance at the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga's research dialogues.