Hrosvitha, Edna St. Vincent Millay, Susanna Centlivre, Georgia Douglas Johnson, Joanna Baillie—heard of them?
The Alcyone Festival 2008 offered a comprehensive look at nearly 1000 years of early female playwrights. Featuring fully staged productions in roatting repertory we showed how these “firsts” have shaped women’s place as a creative force in the arts today.
Shows were performed in rotating repertory.
Aria da Capo by Edna St. Vincent Millay; Directed by Lavina Jadhwani
The Belle's Stratagem by Hannah Cowley; Directed by Kerensa Peterson
A Bold Stroke for a Wife by Susanna Centlivre; Directed by Jenn Adams
Callimachus by Hrosvitha; Directed by Adrienne Day
The Massacre by Elizabeth Inchbald; Directed by Greg Poljacik
Orra by Joanna Baillie; Directed by Adam Dodds
Safe by Georgia Douglas Johnson; Directed by Tony Adams
Spreading the News by Lady Augusta Gregory; Directed by Michael Graham
Trifles by Susan Glaspell; Directed by Majel Cuza
The Yellow Wallpaper by Charlotte Perkins Gilman; adapted and performed by Chicago DanzTheatre.
Performances were at the Peter Jones Gallery, 1806 West Cuyler, 2nd Floor in Chicago