Son of Semele Ensemble Presents WOMAN PARTS, Beg. Tonight
Son of Semele Ensemble (SoSE) will present Woman Parts, an evening of potent and provocative one-acts by female playwrights, directed by women, opening tonight, April 26, 2014, at the Son of Semele Theater.
- In the U.S. premiere of Linda McLean's Sex & God, the interwoven voices of four Scottish women create a haunting symphony of the 20th Century as they confront - and transcend - the limits of their times.
- Lamentations of the Pelvis, a world premiere by LA playwright Sibyl O'Malley, sets a group of women on a funny and phantasmagoric quest for companionship, security and a life beyond gender.
Together, these plays celebrate the resilience and transformative potential of women, embracing the struggles of the past and imagining the possibilities of the future.
PERFORMANCES: Opening April 26, 2014
Fridays and Saturdays @ 8pm
Sundays @ 3pm
Monday performances May 5 & 19 @ 7pm
LOCATION: Son of Semele Theater
3301 Beverly Blvd, Los Angeles CA 90004
TICKETS: $20 ($3 discount for students/seniors/union members)
Available online at sonofsemele.org
"I'm thrilled that we are presenting these two plays, side-by-side, in one complimentary program," says SoSE Artistic Director Matthew McCray, "Our decision to present two works written by women, directed by women and about the experience of women was inspired in part by the growing number of female ensemble members within SoSE, and also by the ongoing dialogue within the national theatre community about the equitable representation of women artists."
Son of Semele Ensemble literary manager Barbara Kallir will direct Sex & God, having previously directed the company'sRoadkill Confidential, Slaughter City, The Tower and Melancholy Play. Guest artist Becca Wolff will direct Lamentations of the Pelvis. She is the artistic director of IAMA Theatre Company, as well as co-founder of Tilted Field Productions, a geographically diversified collective of artists with members in Chicago, Los Angeles, New York and San Francisco. The production will feature a set by Meg Cunningham, costumes by Jenny Foldenauer, music by Andrew Ingkavet, sound by Rebecca Kessin, lighting by Matt Richter, and puppets by DanRae Wilson. The production also features dialect coaching by Ruth Connell (Sex & God) and movement direction by Alex Knox (Lamentations of the Pelvis). The cast features Hilletje Bashew, Stephanie Berlanga, Melina Bielefelt, Laura Carson, John Grady, Joelle Mendoza, Betsy Moore, Sarah Rosenberg, Marianne Thompson, Alec Tomkiw and Briana Venskus.