Trick Saddle by Clove Galilee and Jenny Rogers This multi-media piece, combining video, dance, text, and music, examines the heroic myth of the American Cowboy from a feminist perspective, with video of an underwater cowboy ballet performed by the Penn State synchronized swimming team.
The Superstarlet S/Hero Show by writer-performer-twin sisters Suzanne Y. Jones and Stephanie L. Jones This unique, spoken-word/musical play about a photo librarian named Maryin (from Darien) and her alter-ego, SuperSoulSister, explores adoption, female empowerment and spirituality in contemporary times.
Alma by Maureen Brennan A solo performance piece inspired by the Tennessee Williams short story, The Yellow Bird. Almaincorporates storytelling, dance, video and stylized vignettes to produce the quirky tale of a small-town preacher’s daughter whose process of self-discovery causes others to believe she is possessed by the devil.
Hairstory by Tish Benson Benson’s feisty musical comedy delves into the love/hate relationship between a mother and daughter as expressed through the daughter’s beautiful but unruly “head fulla hair.”
R & J by Nina Shengold directed by Shelly Wyant This retelling of Shakespeare’s ROMEO AND JULIET, newly adapted for a cast of five, will explore the themes of family, love, friendship and loyalty through time, space, masks, and music.