I'm about to head into the Day One of the new play development workshop for my new one woman play, Edges of Time (more in my next post), but I wanted to fill you in a bit on The Inferior Sex workshop that was hosted by the Kennedy Center as part of their Kenan Directing Fellowship. Simply put: it was an enormous success!
We had three wonderfully productive days around the table filled with rich, vibrant, and inspiring discussion. Being able to explore the emotional landscape and complex lives of these characters with some of the most talented, and thoughtful theatre artists was a true blessing. Doing so, allowed me to deepen the characters journeys and arcs, clarify plot points, and active exposition in ways that moved the play forward. What inspired me most was relevant this story is and how the joys and struggles of these characters resonate so deeply today.
I honestly cannot thank Gregg Henry enough for this opportunity! I also want to extend my deep appreciation to my director and dear friend Shirley Serotsky; our brilliant cast Sarah Corey, Shanara Gabrielle, Megan Graves, Daven Ralston, Madeline Joey Rose, Jasmine Rush, Sara Dabney Tisdale, and Jade Wheeler; our amazing stage manager Keri Schultz Kent, and the fantastic Kenan Directing Fellows Jake Owen and Timothy Thompson, who provided dramaturgical support and research throughout our process. With a team like this, it's not wonder the experience was so lovely.
I'm beyond excited to bring this play to the University of North Carolina at Wilminton's Department of Theatre this January. Shirley Serotsky will be directing the workshop production for that as well. Of course, I'll keep you posted about that experience. For now, please enjoy a few photos from out time together!
Playwright and Director Rockin' the KC Red Carpet!
The Inferior Sex Ensemble Around the Table
The Inferior Sex Ensemble Last Day
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