WomensWork Theatre Collaborative Announces Season #WomensWorkRI
WomensWork Theatre Collaborative will present a trio of plays about madness in 2019-2020, the Collaborative's first full season of programming. In announcing the slate, Creative Director Lynne Collinson says, "WomensWork has chosen three plays - all written by women -- that examine the ways madness manifests itself in women's lives, whether from the strain of caring for a parent with a deteriorating mind, the seismic change brought about by midlife crisis, or the daily dread faced by women duty-bound to risk their lives for a tyrant."
Collinson adds that "The season will have the hallmarks that characterize the collective's work so far-women-centered stories of merit, simply staged, rooted in strong acting with a sharp focus on material and message." All three plays will be presented in the intimate black box theatre at The Artists' Exchange, 50 Rolfe Street, Cranston, Rhode Island.
LAST LISTS OF MY MAD MOTHER
by Julie Jensen
Dot uses a wicked sense of humor to sort out the tangle of her mother's mind. Together they struggle with Ma's inevitable decline, while Sis phones in advice from afar. Based on the playwright's personal experience, the play is a surprisingly humorous and touching look at the toll Alzheimer's disease takes on a mother-daughter relationship.
THE MADWOMAN IN THE VOLVO
by Sandra Tsing Loh(March 2020)
In this madcap memoir of middle age, a woman takes her raging hormones on a road trip to Burning Man to celebrate her 50th birthday. It's a laugh-out-loud tale of one woman's roller coaster ride through "the change".
by Michelle Kholos Brooks (May 2020)
Three times a day, every day, a group of young women have the opportunity to die for their country. They are Adolph Hitler's food tasters. As the girls wait to see if they will live through another meal, they gossip and dream, they question and dance. Deliberately anachronistic, stretching across time to autocracy today, these young women want to love, laugh, and above all, they want to survive.
General Admission $20; Seniors & Students $15
Tickets will soon be available on-line at www.Artists-Exchange.org.
WomensWorkTheatre Collaborativeis a creative collective designed to promote theatrical opportunities for women of all ages. A major mission focus is to provide leadership roles - on and off stage -- for women over the age of 40.
The Artists' Exchange is a 501(c)3 non-profit visual and performing arts collaborative whose mission is to create an atmosphere in which creativity, learning and discovery converge and individuality is celebrated. Artists' Exchange is home to multiple art studios, ceramics studio, 2 theaters, a gallery, a café, hosts weekly theatrical performances, classes, and art, music, theater and community events.
PHOTO: Margaret Melozzi, Paula Faber and Carol Schlink will be featured in LAST LISTS OF MY MAD MOTHER by Julie Jensen, presented by WomensWork Theatre Collaborative at The Artists Exchange, October 26 - November 3, 2019. PHOTO CREDIT: Samantha Gaus