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On Her Shoulders: Quietly Subversive

November 20, 2018 @ 6:45 pm - 9:15 pm

On Her Shoulders: Quietly Subversive
The Works of Teresa Deevy
Light Falling (1947), Within a Marble City (1948), Going Beyond Alma’s Glory (1949)

Tuesday, November 20
6:45 PM

The New School
Starr Foundation Hall, University Center

63 Fifth Avenue, Room UL102

On Her Shoulders is pleased to present staged readings of three plays by Irish dramatist Teresa Deevy, directed by Kristin Heckler. Doors open at 6:45pm for a 7:00pm start with The Play in Context* by Melody Brooks, who situates the scripts in their historical time and place, followed by the readings and a post-performance Q&A with refreshments.

Admission is by Donation ($10 suggested).

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 LPTW Member Melissa Attebery and LPTW Member Melody Brooks. LPTW Member Kristin Heckler is Associate Producer.

*The Play in Context, the dramaturgical and scholarly presentation component to the program, is sponsored in part by the League of Professional Theatre Women, a non-profit organization promoting visibility and increasing opportunities for women in theatre since 1982.



November 20, 2018
6:45 pm - 9:15 pm


The New School – Starr Foundation Hall
63 Fifth Avenue
New York, NY 10003 United States
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