Grant Recipient Details


Seattle, WA

Clyde Petersen, Seattle, WA
Project Title
Torrey Pines
Fiscal Year Awarded
Grant or Program
National Theater Project Creation & Touring Grant
Grant Amount

Torrey Pines is a live theatrical production with stop-motion animation projections accompanied by live music and foley. This transgender queer punk coming-of-age tale takes place in Southern California in the early 1990’s and is based on a true story by director Clyde Petersen. Raised by a schizophrenic single mother, Petersen’s life story unfolds in a series of baffling and hallucinated events. With a mother fueled by hallucinations of political conspiracy and family dysfunction, Petersen is kidnapped at the age of 12 and taken on a cross-country adventure that will forever alter the family as they know it.

Projected Touring Availability
Beginning October 2016

Tour Coordinator
Clyde Petersen, Director
Torrey Pines
tel 206.419.5658

NEFA's National Theater Project 2016 awards work samples from NEFA on Vimeo.