"the kind of painfully intimate show one expects to be the product of one writer’s focused personal vision" - blogcritics
September 1987. The edge of town. Gloria opens her door to the woman she hasn’t seen since she disappeared from home ten years ago. Mary sees the face that has haunted her memories of childhood and dreams of womanhood. But the reflection that the women seek in each other is dimmed and distorted by the years of silence. How did they get here? Did one of them take a wrong turn, or were they driven apart?
A thrillingly intimate drama, Sheila pits two women against the world: not to conquer it—to survive it. But what chance do they have to decide the terms of that survival?
January 12 - 27, 2018 at the A.R.T./New York Theatres
Directed by Jamal Abdunnasir
Stage Manager Emily Fischer
Set Design by Brittany Vasta
Costume Design by Isabelle Coler
Light Design by Victoria Bain & Tyler First
Sound Design by Mark Van Hare
Props Design by Michaela Whiting
Produced by Casey Worthington
Featuring Peregrine Teng Heard, Lauren LaRocca, and Emily Stout
Performance space for this production was subsidized by the A.R.T./New York Theatres Rental Subsidy Fund, a program of the Alliance of Resident Theatres/New York (A.R.T./New York).
A one-night-only benefit party & performance to launch our fourth season in style.
Featuring deleted scenes from our work-in-progress Sweet Tooth.
Come for the festivities, stay for the love of theater.
September 18, 2017 at Issue Project Room in Brooklyn
Our first reading of our new play Sweet Tooth, a focused and dynamic exchange about gender, representation, and empowerment.
Devised in collaboration with guest artist Gina DeMay.
Sweet Tooth is a double portrait of female friendships. In 1959, Izzy and Carrie Beth are sixteen, and their love for each other is exactly as fierce as their competition with each other. In 1987, Gloria returns home after a ten-year absence to confront Mary, who refuses to extend forgiveness. Even at the remove of several decades, these characters are the same women who are in doubt, disaffection, and danger in America today. What power can they create or claim over each other? Over their own lives?
April 9 - 11, 2017 at JACK in Brooklyn and Shetler Studios in Manhattan
Each of the three free readings will be followed by a discussion with the audience.
A one-night-only party & performance featuring short original pieces: there will be a prophecy, a dimly-remembered revision to history, a confession, a confrontation, and time for your apologies.
Devised in collaboration with Beatrice Vena
Featuring Jamal Abdunnasir, Peregrine Teng Heard, Lauren LaRocca, and Emily Stout
May 26, 2016 at South Oxford Space in Brooklyn