RESISTANCE IS FUTILE
10th Annual Women's Work Short Play Festival
Monday, August 6 to Saturday, August 11, 2018
Lori Kee, Jen Williams, Mary Hodges, Michele O'Brien, Sara Berg, Melody Brooks
Alison Lowenstein, Baindu D. Kalokoh, Rachel Schroeder, MJ Perrin, Lynn Marie Macy, Jane Denitz Smith
Lighting Designer: Bruce A. Kraemer
Sound Consultant: Olivia Difulco
Producing Associate: Olivia Lesley
Asst Stage Mgr Program B: Olivia Difulco
Production Designer: Meganne George
Costume Design Consultant: Sarah Zinn
Production Stage Manager: Olivia Lesley
Asst Stage Mgr Program A: Angelina Hunt
Emily Batsford, Jes Bedwinek, Sara Berg, Nadia Brown, Melissa Canaday, Nikki Chawla, Ginnine Cocuzza, Daniel Colon, Hritu Deepak, André Dell, Kathleen Doran, Kyvon C. Edwin, Lisa Ferraro, Catherine Frels, Amy Fulgham, Laura E. Johnston, Archa Joshi, Leopold Lowe, Marshall Mays, Quentin Moore, Meera Narasimhan, Daniel Neusom, Tomike Ogugua, Sandra Parris, Travis Raeburn, Mary Sheridan, Alyssa Simon, Amber Reauchean Williams
Stepping Through Blood
by MJ Perrin
directed by Michele O’Brien
We all need to stand for something, but where are the boundaries between self and community? How do we draw the line, and what pushes us to cross it? "Bold", a young African American lesbian, is about to find out if she can live up to her name.
The Color of Vengeance
by Lynn Marie Macy
directed by Sara Berg
Pink is for girls, or so they say. The Gulabi Gang agrees, but sugar and spice are not ingredients in their recipe for empowerment and justice. It’s going to take a Global village to raise the right kind of ruckus for women’s rights.
Our Lady of Broad Street
by Jane Denitz Smith
directed by Melody Brooks
The restoration of an historic New York hotel may have driven Alice through the looking glass when she encounters a mysterious phenomenon. Checking in, perhaps for an indeterminate stay on the eve of the grand re-opening: The Virgin of Guadalupe.
by Alison Lowenstein
directed by Lori Kee
We've come a long way baby, but assumptions about woman's role as primary care giver hasn't changed in millennia. In this farcical account of one mother's experience at the pediatrician's office, Lowenstein finds a new remedy for an old complaint.
by Baindu D. Kalokoh
directed by Melody Brooks
The political is personal and Kiongozi has learned the hard way. Released after 23 years in prison, he is ready to break bread with his old comrades but not for a trip down memory lane.Finally telling the truth may indeed be the group’s most revolutionary act.
The Last Daughter
by Rachel Schroeder
directed by Mary Hodges
Do women really become their mothers, then rinse and repeat? Or is there a greater maternal energy available to break the cycle of a family legacy that asks for too much. Sometimes being last can be divine.