Sep 3 - 27, 2015
by Kathleen Akerley
Directed by Rex Daugherty
Presented as part of the Women’s Voices Theater Festival
Renee has had a rough couple of years. Screw that: Renee has had a rough life, shaped by alcoholism and estrangement. All that changes when she gets a massage and discovers that her body is a world unto itself. With help from her younger sister she starts to map and explore a lifetime of trauma: but is she healing, or is she vanishing into her own world? Will her exploration heal her relationship with her older sister, or widen their divide?
Developed as part of Theater Alliance’s Hothouse New Play Development Series, this wholly original work, featuring stunning visual imagery and intricately woven language, presents a woman’s complex and unexpected journey to herself.
Cast and production
Renee Jeanne Dillon-Williams
Holly Natalie Cutcher
Annette Kerri Rambow
Claudia Amanda Haddock-Duchemin
Daniel Peter Finnegan
Playwright Kathleen Akerley
Director Rex Daugherty
Assistant Director/Stage Manager Eric Swartz
Scenic Design Paige Hathaway
Costume Design Kelsey Hunt
Lighting Design John Burkland
Sound Design Eric Shimelonis
Props Design Gadgetgrlz – Debra Crerie and Kay Rzasa
About the Women’s Voices Theater Festival
The Women’s Voices Theater Festival aims to highlight the scope of new plays being written by women, and the range of professional theater being produced in the nation’s capital.
More than 50 of the Washington, D.C. region’s professional theaters are joining together to produce, in the fall of 2015, the Women’s Voices Theater Festival. The companies will each present a world premiere production of a work by one or more female playwrights, highlighting both the scope of plays being written by women, and the range of professional theater being produced in and around the nation’s capital. The Women’s Voices Theater Festival will be the largest collaboration of theater companies working simultaneously to produce original works by female writers in history.
For more information about the festival please visit http://www.womensvoicestheaterfestival.org