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a celebration of female voices - our 11th year!
EstroGenius 2010 Sola Voce
program of solo shows
Saturday, October 9, 2010 at 6:00PM

Manhattan Theatre Source
177 Macdougal Street
New York, NY 10011

Oct 1 Scared Skinny
Fat kids playing with Ouija Boards. Perverted Grandmothers. Mutant genitalia. Boyfriends trying to off themselves in Mister Softee Trucks. What in God's name? Weight was not the only thing she had to lose. Growing up flabby, funny and afraid in an Italian family from Queens. Come laugh your fat off.
written and performed by Mary Dimino

Oct 2 180 Days
Tarren has 180 days to help her patients find meaning at the end of life...can she do it? 180 Days is the story of Tarren Sterry's first six months working in hospice. While attending the University of California at Santa Cruz she embarks on a six month ethnographic field study to work with terminally ill patients and their families. Taren eagerly anticipates having deep spiritual encounters with her patients, but to do that she must first learn how to survive in a foreign land, face the past and savor the taste of humble pie.
written and performed by Taren Sterry

Oct 8 Subject Matter
An ordinary moment is made immortal by a famous photographer bringing with it unexpected attention to the subject of the photograph. This piece was inspired after seeing an exhibition of photographs at the Whitney Museum.
written by Donald Steele and performed by Michelle Best

Eye of the Storm
Do we set up our children to act out our unresolved issues? A Northern Vermont farmwomen is haunted by this question.
written and performed by Grace Kiley

Annelle is about escape, celebrattion and return. The rock bottom moment of feeling alone for the first time in ones life. Bold admission to strangers. Relentless, steely strength in the face of extreme loss and fear, then the surrender of letting go and going "home"
written and performed by Jen Peterman

Oct 9 Through the Window
A journey through the mental landscape of new motherhood. A woman alone in her kitchen....a window. Fantasy mingles with the mundane. While the child naps.
written and performed by Abigail Gampel

Oct 15 Two Girls
A friendship blossoms and struggles in the "new" South Africa. Moving in time and place from Mandela's South Africa to Obama's America, two girls from very different worlds -- one black, one Jewish -- take on the trauma that apartheid left behind.
written and performed by Gabrielle Maisels
directed by Joey Brenneman
developed in Matt Hoverman's Solo Show workshop, www.createyourownsoloshow.com

Oct 16 Sudden Death of everything
Long before "terrorism" became a daily headline, a young Catholic girl in Upstate New York battled her own private terrors: Dante's Inferno, the Red Scare, high school love. Then came the AIDS crisis and her first tango lesson in September 2001.
written and performed by Catherine Rogers