Lost Home, Win Home by Shelby Marie EdwardsBarbara and Jay Kessler present


October 15-18, 2020

  • Sponsored by John Conover and Virginia Daugherty
  • Co-Produced with Light House Studio

Unfortunately, LOST HOME, WIN HOME will not be available to watch after the dates listed above. If you missed the show, we encourage you to read the Digital Playbill and Study Guide. These documents provide valuable insight into the production process in the creative team’s own words.

Digital Playbill

Pre-Show Study Guide

Virtual Talk-Back

October 24, 2020 at 1pm (live on Zoom)

You are invited to a special LOST HOME, WIN HOME talk-back featuring Shelby Marie Edwards (playwright and solo performer), Ti Ames (director), and Aiyana Marcus (producer and stage manager) in conversation with Live Arts Education Director Miller Susen!

RSVP for this free event using the sign-up form, linked below. Adding your contact information to the form will ensure that you receive the link to join the Zoom session on Saturday, October 24. Please use the form to submit questions for our panelists and thoughts about what you hope to learn from the session so that we can plan a robust and meaningful event! Questions will also be accepted live via submission in the Zoom chat and answered as time allows.

The full LOST HOME, WIN HOME talk-back will be recorded and posted, so join us live or watch later at your convenience! This program is provided free to the Charlottesville community.

Questions about the registration form or the event can be directed to Education Director Miller Susen at miller@livearts.org.

Thank you, and we look forward to hearing your questions and thoughts about the production!

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Lost Home, Win Home set

The Story

LOST HOME, WIN HOME follows the individual perspective of a Black Charlottesville native as she recounts the events leading up to the Unite the Right/Neo-Nazi rally that occurred on August 12, 2017. She provides valuable context to the people, places, and things in her life that affected her experience of the tragic event. So while, yes, this story is about the Unite the Right rally and the circumstances surrounding it, it is also about the unifying concepts of winning, losing, and finding the place we can call home.


Live Arts is proud to present the Virginia premiere of LOST HOME, WIN HOME. The show has been performed previously as a work in progress at the Acorn Theatre New Works Theatre Festival (NYC) and Lifeline Theatre Fillet of Solo Festival (Chicago).

About the PlaywrightShelby Marie Edwards

Shelby Marie Edward is an actor, poet, solo performer, and teaching artist. She is a graduate of Steppenwolf Theatre Company’s professional leadership program and a former member of the 2018 Chicago slam poetry team, Lethal Poetry, and currently works as the development coordinator for Live Arts. Shelby’s first solo show, HOLLY’S IVY, was first presented at the 2018 Fillet of Solo Theatre Festival (Lifeline Theatre, Chicago). She has a Master of Arts from the University of Chicago and a Bachelor of Arts in theater from Virginia Commonwealth University.