NEW PLAY TUESDAY 01.17.2023
This week's New Play Tuesday is about Gina Femia, playwright of I F@#*king Hate Shakespeare, This Happened Once at the Romance Depot Off the I-87 in Westchester, The Violet Sisters, and more.
Gina’s a New Georges Affiliated Artist and has received residencies with Page73, Powerhouse, NTI at the O’Neill, SPACE on Ryder Farm, and Fresh Ground Pepper. Gina's work has been seen/developed at MCC Theater, Playwrights Horizons, EST, Page 73, Playwrights’ Center, CTG, Theater of NOTE, Panndora Productions, among others.
"[Their] plays have been produced all over the world, and they are only improving in quality."
- Community Spotlight on
staff pick: cavan hallman
Beyond being a major fan of this super-talented writer, I appreciate the personal approach Gina takes to critiquing Shakespeare. As a new play advocate, I have my own Shakespeare gripes, mainly having to do with the way American theatre simultaneously fetishizes and abuses his texts - calling them the greatest things ever put on paper and then never actually doing the plays as written.
This is a powerful piece of theatre that will speak to folks who know Shakespeare well, but requires absolutely no prior knowledge of those famous works. I can't wait for you to join us!
featuring: special guest
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