Grant Recipient Details

New Haven, CT
Project Title
Driving in Circles
Fiscal Year Awarded
Grant or Program
New Work New England
Grant Amount

Driving in Circles is a hybrid live performance documentary film written by Jay Eddy that takes an intimate, autobiographical look at the aftershocks of childhood sexual abuse: the little earthquakes disrupting a survivor’s personal relationships, physical and mental health, and fragmented sense of self. Set to Eddy's sometimes-whispering, sometimes-screaming folktronica score, the play unfolds like a road movie, mapping the storyteller’s sometimes-funny, sometimes-painful journey through the body mind-altering landscapes of trauma towards something like happiness.

A white, female guitarist sings into a microphone
photo by Sam Plattus