GIRLS WILL BE GIRLS to Make World Premiere at FringeNYC

GIRLS WILL BE GIRLS, a new play written by first-time playwright Jolie London Glickman and helmed by award-winning director Shira-Lee Shalit, is making its WORLD PREMIERE as part of the 20th annual New York International Fringe Festival.

Turns out, high school boys aren't the only ones trying to get laid. Filthy, funny, and relentlessly honest, this provocative new play follows four New York teens as they stumble towards the brink of womanhood. Together they do their best to navigate their newfound sexuality, autonomy, and all that it means to grow up girl in the digital age. This is unapologetic girlhood... and it isn't always pretty.

GIRLS WILL BE GIRLS features Rocky Vega, Mackenzie Lansing, playwright Jolie London Glickman, Alana Raquel Bowers, and Gus Weinstein.

Jolie London Glickman (playwright) wrote GIRLS WILL BE GIRLS last year as a 21-year-old NYU/Tisch drama undergrad. After spending years searching for juicy, honest, and funny roles for young actresses and not finding much, she decided to write it herself. Jolie tweets under the alias @princess_labia, where she promotes self-empowerment as well as works to destigmatize mental illness. PAPER Magazine included her in their "Amazing Women to Follow on the Internet in 2016" article and Mashable listed her in their "40 Times Ladies Ruled the World in 2015" issue. People Magazine, the Today Show, Cosmopolitan and many others have written about Jolie's social impact. Jolie will also be performing one of the lead roles in her play.

Shira-Lee Shalit (director) is an award-winning director, chosen by Steven Spielberg as one of 18 Finalists out of 12,000 directors for his show, "On The Lot." Associate Artistic Director of the Barefoot Theatre Company, she is a member of the newly formed Directors Unit at The Actors Studio. Shira-Lee has directed many productions, workshops and staged readings, most notably Adam Rapp's "Through the Yellow Hour" and Halley Feiffer's "How to Win Friends Then Kill Them" (at LAByrinth Theater Co. Intensive Ensemble) Stephen Belber's "Fault Lines" (TBG Theatre) Maggie Bofill's "The Hate Inside or Second Fiddle" (EST, LAByrinth). Shira-Lee is on faculty at NYU/Tisch and Columbia University.

Corinne Woods (producer) is a Brooklyn-based theater maker, producer, and arts administrator. She is the General Manager of Ma-Yi Theater Company, and the founder of Not Without Rage, a queer theatre collective. Upcoming: The Untitled Queer Daughters Project, Ghost Card.

GIRLS WILL BE GIRLS will be performed at FringeNYC Venue #8 - WOW Café Theatre (59-61 East 4th Street, #4) on: Sunday, August 14 at noon (FringePLUS MeetUp follows performance); Thursday, August 18 at 9pm; Sunday, August 21 at 2:15pm; Wednesday, August 24 at 7pm; and Thursday, August 25 at 9:15pm.

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