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On Her Shoulders: Mary Jane’s Pa
June 14, 2018 @ 6:45 pm - 9:15 pm
Thursday, June 14
New Perspectives Studio
458 W. 37th Street
(At 10th Avenue)
On Her Shoulders was pleased to present a staged reading of “Mary Jane’s Pa” by Edith Ellis, directed by Melissa Attebery.
Doors opened at 6:45pm for a 7:00pm start with The Play in Context* by Melody Brooks, who situated the script in its historical time and place.
Admission by donation. Running time, including a post-performance Q&A, was approximately 2.5 hours.
On Her Shoulders was founded in 2013 to present rehearsed, staged readings of plays by women from across the spectrum of time, with contemporary dramaturgs contextualizing them for modern audiences. The program was incorporated into New Perspectives’ Women’s Work Project in 2014 and continues to strive to make it impossible for producers and theatre companies to deny or ignore the 1,000-year history and value of women’s contribution to the theatrical canon. To date the program has presented 41 plays by 33 writers from the years 1668 to 1970. OHS is produced by Melissa Attebery and Melody Brooks. Kristin Heckler is Associate Producer.
*The Play in Context, the dramaturgical and scholarly presentation component to the program, was sponsored in part by the League of Professional Theatre Women.