Season 2 (2019-2020)
Stories of Women
“I am Woman, Hear me Roar!” in 1919, White women received the right to vote and while they were always navigating their power in a male dominated world, the 19th amendment gave ALL women hope, access, and freedom. Even marginalized women of color felt empowered knowing that in time, their vote would also come. This season we are celebrating 100 years of women empowered by feminism, activism, and surviving adversity.
She Like Girls
By Chisa Hutchinson
Directed by International Guest Director, Manuel Ortiz
Kia Clark has dreamt of Marisol Feliciano since the start of the school year, but always assumed that she was staunchly heterosexual (like everyone else in their neighborhood). While supporting Marisol through a health crisis, the two share a forbidden kiss that starts a fulfilling — but challenging — romantic relationship. Straining to keep their involvement a secret from their conservative mothers and their gay-bashing classmates, harassment from even their closest friends escalates, forcing Kia to choose between her newfound sexuality and societal acceptance.
Love, Loss, and What I Wore
By Nora and Delia Ephron
Based on the bestselling book by Ilene Beckerman.
A play of monologues and ensemble pieces about women, clothes and memory covering all the important subjects — mothers, prom dresses mothers, buying bras, mothers, hating purses (did we mention mothers?) and why we only wear black.
I Have Before Me a Remarkable Document Given to Me by a Young Lady from Rwanda
By Sonja Linden
While Simon sits in his writing shed, trying and failing to write the ultimate post-modern novel, Juliette sits in a bleak little hostel room, struggling to write about the genocide that killed her family. These two people from entirely different worlds meet at a refugee center in London, where Simon’s new job is to help refugees write. Juliette arrives with high hopes that Simon will immediately fast-track her book to a top British publishing house. Simon expects to meet a timid young woman from a deprived third-world background who will be over-awed at her first encounter with a real writer. These expectations are soon to be confounded. This play, about the healing power of writing, contains much humor as well as darkness, as we watch the development of a relationship across a wide cultural and age divide.
By Lauren Gunderson
Four beautiful, badass women lose their heads in this irreverent, girl-powered comedy set during the French Revolution’s Reign of Terror. Playwright Olympe de Gouges, assassin Charlotte Corday, former queen (and fan of ribbons) Marie Antoinette, and Haitian rebel Marianne Angelle hang out, murder Marat, and try to beat back the extremist insanity in 1793 Paris. This grand and dream-tweaked comedy is about violence and legacy, art and activism, feminism and terrorism, compatriots and chosen sisters, and how we actually go about changing the world. It’s a true story. Or total fiction. Or a play about a play. Or a raucous resurrection…that ends in a song and a scaffold.