IN PROCESS - She-She-She
UNDER DEVELOPMENT: She-She-She
The company is currently developing
This vibrant collaborative piece tells a modern tale of alienation through the stories of six women across generations. Set in a New Deal-era women’s work camp on New York’s Bear Mountain, She-She-She highlights the nonlinear nature of progress, and explores how we wrestle with the intersections of our inheritance as we are informed and molded by our past. She-She-She will receive a works-in-progress performance at Dixon Place November 14 at 7:30pm in preparation for its Brooklyn premiere May 18-June 2, 2018 at the Mark O’Donnell Theater at the Actors Fund Arts Center.
In the 1930’s, Eleanor Roosevelt championed the “She She She” camps as a New Deal program tailored for women, housed in America’s National Parks. Jobless women from across the country moved away from their home of origin to gain hospitality and forestry training, and developed a uniquely progressive and interestingly cooperative education along the way. She-She-She is inspired by the friendship between Roosevelt and Pauli Murray (architect of the civil rights and women’s movements, gender pioneer), sparked at Hudson Valley’s Camp Tera. Despite their disparate perspectives shaped by their difference in race and class, a need for social justice and mutual respect served as the foundation for their friendship and catalyzed their shared ideation, learning and progress. Dixon Place will present She-She-She in its final stages of development after receiving workshops at New Ohio’s 2016 Ice Factory Festival, SILO in Penn., and Adelphi.
Above: Images from the workshop production of She-She-She at New Ohio's Ice Factory Festival, 2016 for more on that production, click HERE.
Above, images from our first workshop in 2016 - Below, our interview for the Ice Factory Festival.