The Girl Scouts Play (working title) looks at what moments we deem "badge worthy," and asks us to consider the tension between our expectations and reality. Featuring a Cookie Mogul chorus, odd and sublime scenes, music, and Soundpainting, this work-in-progress is assembled in the spirit of Heiner Muller’s Synthetic Fragments.
LOM’s Ensemble Playwright Lab presents…
“The Girl Scouts Play”
By Cayenne Douglass
An in-progress showing followed by a talkback with the playwright and cast.
December 9, 2022
7:30 PM - 9:30 PM
FREE with RSVP | $10 at the door
Houghton Hall Arts Community
Jefferson Theater - 2nd FL
22 East 30th Street
New York, NY 10016
4/6/N/Q/R/W trains to 28th St
Accessibility note: all elevators are temporarily out of service.
More about the play-in-progress…
The Girl Scouts Play (working title) is an expressionist piece of theatre that follows the life of a woman named Jessie from early adulthood into her middle age. As a former girl scout, the philosophy that every deed will result in a badge has been ingrained in her life. However, as time progresses and her circumstances spiral out of her control, she discovers that life’s most meaningful moments are not always deemed "badge worthy” by society. The wild ride towards self-actualization is accompanied by heartbreaking commentary from a Cookie Mogul chorus of Girl Scouts. Ages 13+
About the playwright…
CAYENNE DOUGLASS (she/her) has had work developed and/or produced at Ensemble Studio Theatre, Boston Playwrights’ Theatre, Theatre Masters, Fresh Ink Theatre, New Perspectives Theatre Company, Dixon Place, The Tank, Clutch Productions, City Theatre Miami, FEAST: A Performance Series, and Manhattan Repertory Theatre. Cayenne has participated in The First Stage Residency through The Drama League, The Barn Arts Residency, and The Emerging Artists Residency at Tofte Lake. She has been published by Smith & Kraus and Concord Theatricals/Sam French and holds an MFA in Playwriting from Boston University. For more information visit: www.cayennedouglass.com or follow Cayenne on IG: bruteful_theatre.
About the Ensemble Playwright Lab…
The Ensemble Playwright Lab (EPL) is a residency program for NYC-based playwrights to engage with Letter of Marque's ensemble of actors, musicians, dancers, designers, and dramaturgs to create, develop, or reimagine a piece of work. Begun in 2017, this experimental process of creation and development is designed to welcome the playwright into the rehearsal room through active participation in devised and improvisational explorations.
About Houghton Hall…
Houghton Hall Arts Community is a new rehearsal and arts management facility in the NoMad neighborhood of midtown Manhattan (now in pre-opening). Houghton Hall offers 17,000 square feet of offices, rehearsal rooms, acting studios, and meeting space to performing arts organizations, teachers, actors, and other arts professionals. For inquiries, email firstname.lastname@example.org