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NYC's Investigative Theatre Company The Anthropologists Announce THE RADICALS TOUR Coming Fall 2022

The Radicals Tour unites two of the women-led theatre company's most powerful plays about fighting for gender equality in the face of gender oppression.

NYC's Investigative Theatre Company The Anthropologists Announce THE RADICALS TOUR Coming Fall 2022

The Anthropologists are launching The Radicals Tour, a three-city festival showing two original works, "No Pants in Tucson" and "Artemisia's Intent," with related programming, at FRIGID at The Kraine Theatre (NYC), The Hartford Fringe Festival, and Hofstra University.

The Radicals Tour unites two of the women-led theatre company's most powerful plays about fighting for gender equality in the face of gender oppression. "No Pants in Tucson" and "Artemisia's Intent" celebrate historical figures who defied the gender standards of the time and examine how their circumstances forebodingly reflect our own.

The subversive comedy No Pants in Tucson undresses the lineage of gender oppression by drawing upon blatantly bigoted U.S. state laws that made it illegal for women to wear pants in public. With a creative and producing team of women, non-binary, and transgender artists, The Anthropologists excavates historical newspaper articles, legal text, and photographic archives to unmask the real lives impacted by these archaic laws.

The award-winning ensemble-devised solo drama Artemisia's Intent delivers a tour-de-force performance to unearth the life, work, and words of 17th-century painter Artemisia Gentileschi. Using actual trial transcripts from the 1600s and the early aughts, "Artemisia's Intent" paints a startling portrait of the power structures designed to keep women in line, one gripping masterpiece at a time. The play deals sensitively with themes of sexual assault.

"These plays find tremendous power in a long history of women and gender expansive people who were punished or sidelined for being 'improperly feminine,' shares Artistic Director Melissa Moschitto. "Collectively, their voices echo today's fight for gender justice, reproductive and transgender rights. It is thrilling to bring these lost histories to the stage."

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