Written by Romana Soutus
Developed with and Directed by Pirronne Yousefzadeh
April 19, 2018 - May 6, 2018
The Downstairs @ La MaMa | 66 E 4th Street
Thursday to Saturday at 7pm; Sunday at 2pm
$25 Adult Tickets; $20 Students/Seniors (plus $1 Facility Fee)
Martyrs is a convent slumber party turned upside down as tensions rise and relationships erupt. Cats and Kittens let you in on midnight whispers between sisters. Watch as the girls dance in milk and honey and crush cherries between their fingers. In search of purity, the women of Martyrs are forced to contend with their sensuality in the face of their insecurities. In the era of #MeToo, Martyrs is where the body is battleground and sisterhood offers shelter.
The project is developed, directed, designed, written and performed by an all-female team, creating a focused vision and providing a unique perspective that enhances the work and its difficult themes.
Performers are: Madison Fae*, Shea Kelly*, Kayla Jackmon, Kimiye Corwin*, Lexi Lapp*, Amira Nader*, Lindsay Rico*, Jenna Bosco and Shelley Fort*.
*Appearing courtesy of Actors’ Equity Association
Members of the team include:
Jordana De La Cruz // Associate Director
Cecilia Durbin // Lighting Designer
Emily Auciello // Sound Designer
Brooke Cohen Brown // Costume Designer
Carolyn Mraz // Set Designer
Lianne Arnold // Projections Designer
Marcs Goldberg // Props Designer
Pamela McCaddin // Stage Manager
Alaska Caleo // Production Manager