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.

“SOUTUS HAS HIT UPON SOMETHING VITAL HERE, AND THE WEIRD, VISCERAL, FEMALE-INFUSED MAGIC MARTYRS CONJURES IS THE SORT OF THING MORE THEATRE CREATORS WOULD DO WELL TO EMULATE.”
— New York Theatre Review
THE STRENGTH OF THE PLAY LIES IN THE COLLABORATIVE NATURE OF THE PRODUCTION. [...] THE ACTRESSES HAVE A NATURAL, EFFORTLESS CHEMISTRY, ENCOMPASSING ALL OF THE INTENSE EMOTIONS INHERENT IN RELATIONSHIPS BETWEEN WOMEN.
— - MANHATTAN WITH A TWIST

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