The SheATL Summer Theater Festival will have a digital performance of 3 full-length plays:
9/9 at 7:30pm EDT: Four Wives and a Will by Bernette Sherman
9/10 at 7:30pm EDT: And God Forbid It Should Be So by Roz Sullivan-Lovett
9/11 at 7:30pm EDT: To Free A Mockingbird by Grace Aki
To get your digital performance viewing link, please make a minimum $5 donation to SheNYC Arts. And if you make a donation of $10 or more, $5 of your ticket will go directly to the writer of the play.
The performance will be streamed via Youtube, and all details will be shared with you via email at least 25 minutes prior to the event. On the next page, you can select which show you would like to see. Tickets are only available for purchase before their premiere date, but please note that once purchased, your link will be valid for 5 days following the premiere date/time and available for multiple re-watches.
About FOUR WIVES AND A WILL:
When Will Crossman dies he leaves behind four ex-wives and a daughter. There’s also the mysterious box everyone wants to get their hands on at the reading of the will. Lenora fails to guard it and the truth about Kimberly’s father is revealed. Despite his flaws, Will tries to make some things right through his will.With humor and pointed lines these women show the impact of personal histories on their emotional and mental health – and the importance of self-care. Still, there’s no love lost as bitterness and jealousy threaten to derail the evening.
About AND GOD FORBID IT SHOULD BE SO:
And God Forbid It Should Be So is a short exorcism of gendered narratives featuring a spirited maiden, a blood-thirsty bridegroom, and roughly six variations of the 17th– century fairy tale Bluebeard’s Wife. While trapped in the quiet dining room of their own body, a young person scrambles to construct a queer selfhood in time for their future spouse to knock on the door. A story about unimaginable adulthoods and non-binary identity, this play digs up and feasts on the horror of discovering who you are.
About TO FREE A MOCKINGBIRD:
To Free a Mockingbird is a combination of storytelling and stand-up, with heart. We follow Grace’s family’s journey across the sea and through the south. An examination of ‘Gone with the Wind’, family secrets and how our stories get told. To Free A Mockingbird is a vulnerable and daring piece, filled with Grace’s effortless humor and honesty. This is her story and maybe yours as well.
More About The Cause(s)
SheNYC Arts is a group of theater professionals who showcase the talents of women & non-binary writers and other theater artists, proving that there is no reason for male writers, directors and composers to have the overwhelming majority of produced work. Our programs include Summer Theater Festivals in NYC, LA, and Atlanta, and CreateHER, a career training program for high school girls. Learn more at www.SheNYCArts.org.
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