Directed by Sabrina Peck
Threshold is a 90-minute autobiographical theater piece written and performed by Amy Brenneman and directed by Sabrina Peck. It is an exploration of Amy’s position: she is the daughter of the Honorable Frederica S. Brenneman, a graduate of the first class of women at Harvard Law School who went on to become the second female judge in the State of Connecticut; and she is the mother to Charlotte, who has an intellectual disability which is the result of a rare chromosomal abnormality (1400 cases worldwide.)
Funny, poignant and relatable, Threshold looks boldly at our culture’s definitions and preconceptions of disability. Never preachy and always unflinchingly honest, the piece explores how we attempt to stay humane as the sands shift constantly under our feet.
Amy Brenneman is a founding member of the Cornerstone Theater Company, which specializes in site-specific original theater centered on themes of social justice. Other theater credits include: CSC Rep, Lincoln Center, Williamstown Theater Company, LA Theater Works, South Coast Rep, Yale Rep, Rapture Blister Burn (Playwrights Horizons, Geffen Playhouse) and Rules of Seconds (LATC). Amy wrote and starred in Mouth Wide Open (The Yard, American Repertory Theater) directed by Sabrina Peck. Her film credits include: Heat, Casper, Daylight, The Jane Austen Book Club, Nine Lives, and Words and Pictures. Her TV credits include: NYPD Blue, Judging Amy (also creator and exec producer), Private Practice, Frasier, VEEP and The Leftovers.