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LIPSTICK THEATRe2017-2018 Season

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LIPSTICK THEATRe2017-2018 Season

 

2017-2018 Season Statement:

"Caring for myself is not self-indulgence, it is self-preservation, and that is an act of political warfare." - Audre Lorde

In a society where femininity and female identities are constructed and regulated, how can we use feminist theatre to represent, investigate, and celebrate all that we know to be true about ourselves?

 
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Fall Shanley


FALL SHANLEY

 

In The Continuum

by Danai Gurira & Nikkole Salter

"In the Continuum consists of two separate stories that are of the same soul. Nia and Abigail's journeys are indeed distinct, but we truly see in the piece how an experience can transcend geographical borders. Loneliness, betrayal, being lost when there is no one to turn to, those are not unique feelings. Nia and Abigail's stories run parallel to each other, but in a way, they are codependent, almost as these two girls, without knowing each other, provide one another the strength and courage needed to get through those 48 hours.


Through the lens of these two women, In the Continuum explores the stigmatization of HIV/AIDS, and the people behind the virus/disease. They are not caricatures, they are real-life people with a not-often-heard voice (that of the African and African American woman) at the cusp of the rest of their life, now darkly tinted with a new reality. They are our heroines, but they are also humans, flawed beings who must face an insurmountable challenge." - Chisom Diana Dimiri, Director

 

Produced by Jenna Levine

Directed by Chisom Diana Dimiri

Fall Shanley


FALL SHANLEY

 

In The Continuum

by Danai Gurira & Nikkole Salter

"In the Continuum consists of two separate stories that are of the same soul. Nia and Abigail's journeys are indeed distinct, but we truly see in the piece how an experience can transcend geographical borders. Loneliness, betrayal, being lost when there is no one to turn to, those are not unique feelings. Nia and Abigail's stories run parallel to each other, but in a way, they are codependent, almost as these two girls, without knowing each other, provide one another the strength and courage needed to get through those 48 hours.


Through the lens of these two women, In the Continuum explores the stigmatization of HIV/AIDS, and the people behind the virus/disease. They are not caricatures, they are real-life people with a not-often-heard voice (that of the African and African American woman) at the cusp of the rest of their life, now darkly tinted with a new reality. They are our heroines, but they are also humans, flawed beings who must face an insurmountable challenge." - Chisom Diana Dimiri, Director

 

Produced by Jenna Levine

Directed by Chisom Diana Dimiri

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Winter Shanley


WINTER SHANLEY

 

 

You On The Moors Now

By Jaclyn Backhaus

"'There is a bigger world and I deserve it and I will find it.'  These are the words that unite Lizzy Bennet of Pride and Prejudice, Jo March of Little Women, Cathy Earnshaw of Wuthering Heights, and Jane Eyre of Jane Eyre as they pick up at the points in their stories where they reject their marriage proposals and instead race into the moors together.  As their distraught suitors pursue them out of pride, these women seek to discover themselves, their independence, and their identity.  Aided by familiar characters from these classic novels, the two sides inevitably clash in a battle to end all battles, one that can teach them to love each other as equals.  

These characters in their original novels are intelligent, motivated women who are held back by the constraints of society in the time when their authors created them.  In resurrecting them in the 21st century we aim to give them a newfound sense of agency, a right to their bodies when men view them as little more than property.  Their voices are special and deserve to be experienced as such, so it is our mission to make them heard." - Harley Kirchhoff, Director

 

Produced by Arthur Mergner

Directed by Harley Kirchhoff

Winter Shanley


WINTER SHANLEY

 

 

You On The Moors Now

By Jaclyn Backhaus

"'There is a bigger world and I deserve it and I will find it.'  These are the words that unite Lizzy Bennet of Pride and Prejudice, Jo March of Little Women, Cathy Earnshaw of Wuthering Heights, and Jane Eyre of Jane Eyre as they pick up at the points in their stories where they reject their marriage proposals and instead race into the moors together.  As their distraught suitors pursue them out of pride, these women seek to discover themselves, their independence, and their identity.  Aided by familiar characters from these classic novels, the two sides inevitably clash in a battle to end all battles, one that can teach them to love each other as equals.  

These characters in their original novels are intelligent, motivated women who are held back by the constraints of society in the time when their authors created them.  In resurrecting them in the 21st century we aim to give them a newfound sense of agency, a right to their bodies when men view them as little more than property.  Their voices are special and deserve to be experienced as such, so it is our mission to make them heard." - Harley Kirchhoff, Director

 

Produced by Arthur Mergner

Directed by Harley Kirchhoff

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Spring Burlesque


SPRING BURLESQUE

Burlesque is a feminist, sexy theatrical experience focused on empowering not only the participants, but the audience, as well. With a sassy message of body confidence, Burlesque is one of the most popular and diverse casts (and audiences!) on campus. We create a safe space for all students regardless of gender, sexual orientation, socioeconomic background, ethnicity, religion or race at NU.

Produced by Lucy Farnsworth

Directors: Moriah Richardson, Pedro Alvarado, & Victoria Contreras

Assistant Directors: Sophie Mann, Marcellus Burt

Internal Social Chair: Alex Furuya

 

Spring Burlesque


SPRING BURLESQUE

Burlesque is a feminist, sexy theatrical experience focused on empowering not only the participants, but the audience, as well. With a sassy message of body confidence, Burlesque is one of the most popular and diverse casts (and audiences!) on campus. We create a safe space for all students regardless of gender, sexual orientation, socioeconomic background, ethnicity, religion or race at NU.

Produced by Lucy Farnsworth

Directors: Moriah Richardson, Pedro Alvarado, & Victoria Contreras

Assistant Directors: Sophie Mann, Marcellus Burt

Internal Social Chair: Alex Furuya