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Actors’ Theatre Debuts Rust
Written by Charlsie Dewey, Garrett Dennert
Bunn said his play is a piece of documentary theatre in the style of The Laramie Project, and came out of several interviews he conducted with former workers following the closing of the General Motors Stamping Plant in Wyoming. Bunn said he was interested in answering the question, “What happens to the people that make things when we stop making things?”
“One of the general themes is the wages of loyalty,” Bunn said. “We talk about the wages of war, but the wages of loyalty is really strong here, because many of these people are second or third generation [workers] at GM. One fellow we interviewed, he’s the third generation to work in that very plant. His grandfather started working there when it opened.”
Bunn says the play also explores the movement from a culture that makes things and works with their hands to a culture removed from physical work.
“I think we are very disconnected from the idea of work in America,” Bunn said. “We have moved from a culture where we were really interested in how things got made to a culture where we are very interested in how things get bought.”