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Intro


LIPSTICK THEATRe2019-2020 Season

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Intro


LIPSTICK THEATRe2019-2020 Season

 

2019-2020 Season Statement:

“Let’s not let the danger of the journey and the vastness of the territory scare us - let’s look forward and open paths in these woods. Voyager, there are no bridges, one builds them as one walks.”
— Gloria Anzaldua, “This Bridge Called My Back”

As an artist, activist and human, what materials are you building your bridge with, and where do you want to go?

 
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Fall Shanley


FALL SHANLEY

Hookman

by Lauren Yee

We are so excited to work on a show that explores many aspects of being a young woman in this world through the unique lens of the slasher genre, while also leaning into the very real and sometimes funny awkwardness of life. With Hookman, we hope to embrace the small and unnoticed moments of being human, as well as seemingly absurd situations, to highlight the real life horrors of entering adulthood as a woman. - Valen-Marie Santos, Director

Produced by Amal Salem (amalsalem2022@u.northwestern.edu)

Directed by Valen-Marie Santos (valen-mariesantos2021@u.northwestern.edu)

Fall Shanley


FALL SHANLEY

Hookman

by Lauren Yee

We are so excited to work on a show that explores many aspects of being a young woman in this world through the unique lens of the slasher genre, while also leaning into the very real and sometimes funny awkwardness of life. With Hookman, we hope to embrace the small and unnoticed moments of being human, as well as seemingly absurd situations, to highlight the real life horrors of entering adulthood as a woman. - Valen-Marie Santos, Director

Produced by Amal Salem (amalsalem2022@u.northwestern.edu)

Directed by Valen-Marie Santos (valen-mariesantos2021@u.northwestern.edu)

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Winter Shanley


WINTER SHANLEY

Cry it Out

By Molly Smith Metzler

I picked Cry It Out because to me it feels like the perfect intersection of the art I want to create and Lipstick’s mission. It’s new, funny, sometimes irreverent, and all about women and their unique path. The first thing that attracted me to this show was the subject matter: it’s about new moms who spend the majority of their days home alone with a baby in the suburbs of New York. These aren’t the type of women I would usually look to when defining my specific brand of feminism, but there’s something compelling about remembering to expand our sphere to include the domestic life, as it's just as valid and women face unique challenges in connection to it. This show lulls you into a sense of security; I found myself thinking I knew exactly what was going on before I was even halfway through, and then it completely flips everything on its head, a reminder to never rest in preconceived notions. Another beautiful thing about this play is the complete range of emotions we see in the characters: the tenderness of a new mother, the fear, loneliness, and isolation that can come from parenthood, as well as the rage that can arise when women are told how they should be feeling or acting after having a child. I’m so excited to bring these conversations to our campus and also highlight issues like the enormous cost in child-rearing, the system of maternity leave in the United States, and stigmas surrounding mothers who live lives outside of their children. If you are interested, please email us! We’re currently looking for designers and assistance in all areas. - Yama Pouye, Director

Produced by Emily Munster (emilymunster2022@u.northwestern.edu)

Directed by Yama Pouye (yamapouye2022@u.northwestern.edu)

Winter Shanley


WINTER SHANLEY

Cry it Out

By Molly Smith Metzler

I picked Cry It Out because to me it feels like the perfect intersection of the art I want to create and Lipstick’s mission. It’s new, funny, sometimes irreverent, and all about women and their unique path. The first thing that attracted me to this show was the subject matter: it’s about new moms who spend the majority of their days home alone with a baby in the suburbs of New York. These aren’t the type of women I would usually look to when defining my specific brand of feminism, but there’s something compelling about remembering to expand our sphere to include the domestic life, as it's just as valid and women face unique challenges in connection to it. This show lulls you into a sense of security; I found myself thinking I knew exactly what was going on before I was even halfway through, and then it completely flips everything on its head, a reminder to never rest in preconceived notions. Another beautiful thing about this play is the complete range of emotions we see in the characters: the tenderness of a new mother, the fear, loneliness, and isolation that can come from parenthood, as well as the rage that can arise when women are told how they should be feeling or acting after having a child. I’m so excited to bring these conversations to our campus and also highlight issues like the enormous cost in child-rearing, the system of maternity leave in the United States, and stigmas surrounding mothers who live lives outside of their children. If you are interested, please email us! We’re currently looking for designers and assistance in all areas. - Yama Pouye, Director

Produced by Emily Munster (emilymunster2022@u.northwestern.edu)

Directed by Yama Pouye (yamapouye2022@u.northwestern.edu)

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Spring Burlesque


BURLESQUE workshop series

Burlesque is a feminist, sexy theatrical experience focused on empowering not only the participants, but the audience, as well. With a sassy and intelligent 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 identity, sexual orientation, socioeconomic background, ethnicity, religion or race at Northwestern.

Produced by

Simran Deokule (simrandeokule2022@u.northwestern.edu)

Jane Leff (janeleff2022@u.northwestern.edu)

Sean McCarthy (seanmccarthy2020@u.northwestern.edu)

Spring Burlesque


BURLESQUE workshop series

Burlesque is a feminist, sexy theatrical experience focused on empowering not only the participants, but the audience, as well. With a sassy and intelligent 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 identity, sexual orientation, socioeconomic background, ethnicity, religion or race at Northwestern.

Produced by

Simran Deokule (simrandeokule2022@u.northwestern.edu)

Jane Leff (janeleff2022@u.northwestern.edu)

Sean McCarthy (seanmccarthy2020@u.northwestern.edu)