Living Lotus Project to Stage World Premiere of PHOENIX RISING

Living Lotus Project in association with The Telling Company presents the World Premiere of PHOENIX RISING:Girls and the Secrets We Keep, a play written and directed by Laura Gosheff. PHOENIX RISING begins performances on June 24 and will open on June 28 through July 16 at Theatre Row's Lion Theatre (410 West 42nd Street). Tickets are $35 and can be purchased by visiting or by calling 212-239-6200.

Based on true stories, five high school girls traumatically thrust together, are forced to collectively overcome their fears to find their inner strength. Laura Gosheff's PHOENIX RISING is a visceral new play that uses movement and poetry to expose the turmoil of abuse of women and the need to stand up and speak out. PHOENIX RISING explores the darker sides of love, sex, family and secrets. More information:

"Over the last eight years, I have spoken with hundreds of women who have endured emotional, physical, and sexual abuse. In an attempt to circumvent the cultural default of victim-blaming and victim-shaming, they keep their secrets and maintain their silence. I wrote PHOENIX RISING to give them voice. It is my highest hope that the humor and humanity of PHOENIX RISING will alter the way society sees and treats victims of gender violence; that it will catalyze discussion and motivate people to get involved in creating change through intervention and activism."Phoenix Rising, Writer/Director Laura Gosheff

Cast includes: Whitney Biancur (Regional: Macbeth), Rachel Haas (Harmony of Grey), Julia Peterson (Electra), Miranda Roldán(Happily Never After), Nichollette Shorts (Regional: Godspell) Kristen Vaughan (The Honeycomb Trilogy, Lickspittles. Creative Team:Sets: Sheryl Liu; Costumes: Sydney Maresca; Movement: Javier Baca; Score: Charles Czarnecki.

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