In Her Own Words: A Play Reading
Run Time: 90 min.
In Her Own Words – Women Refugee Stories on Stage is devised by Beth Blatt from interviews conducted with 6 women from all around the globe. Jessica Burr, award-winning founder of Blessed Unrest Theatre Company, directs.
Musical pre-show at 12:30 – original songs inspired by refugees and other uplifting stories.
Brief talkback to follow presentation.
About the Author:
Beth’s work has been performed at the Kennedy Center, the UN, Lincoln Center, across US, Asia, Europe. She won the Director’s Choice Award (NYMF), the National Art Song competition, a NAMT grant, the Klinsky Award (2econd Stage), the GBH Lyricist Award (the O’Neill), a Jonathan Larson grant, a Dramatists’ Guild fellowship. The Mistress Cycle was produced in New York, London, twice in Chicago and other theatres in the US; Island of the Blue Dolphins (TheatreWorks USA) toured the US. She has received commissions from The Village Theatre, TheatreWorks USA and Women for Women International. She is founder of Hope Sings, the for-benefit music business whose mission is to harness the power of song/story to support women. Songs include the anthem for UN Women, the first such song ever for a United Nations agency. www.bethblatt.com