The SheNYC Summer Theater Festival will have a digital performance of 6 full-length plays:
8/10 at 7:30pm EDT: Pride and Prejudice
8/11 at 7:30pm EDT: Dipped in Honey
8/12 at 7:30pm EDT: girl power sex positive joy ride
8/13 at 7:30pm EDT: Pouf!
8/18 at 7:30pm EDT: Scar Tissue
8/19 at 7:30pm EDT: Plague Doctor!
8/20 at 7:30pm EDT: Intentions
To get your digital performance viewing link, please make a minimum $5 donation to SheNYC Arts. And if you make a donation of $10 or more, $5 of your ticket will go directly to the writer of the play.
The performance will be streamed via Youtube, and all details will be shared with you via email at least 25 minutes prior to the event. On the next page, you can select which show you would like to see. Tickets are only available for purchase before their premiere date, but please note that once purchased, your link will be valid for 5 days following the premiere date/time and available for multiple re-watches.
About PRIDE AND PREJUDICE:
It’s the classic story so many know and love — five sisters navigate courtship in a socially restrictive Regency world. Lizzy hates Mr. Darcy at first, but learns that she can’t always trust first impressions. Jane and Bingley fall in love, fall apart, and fall back together. Chaos ensues, but love triumphs in the end — for some.
About DIPPED IN HONEY:
Dipped in Honey is a bilingual surreal poem of a play about the loss of innocence between three children and their parents as they come to terms with the sad realities in their world. Set in Los Angeles, this play deals with the dichotomy of the Latinx experience.
About GIRL POWER SEX POSITIVE JOY RIDE:
girl power sex positive joy ride is a new play by Zoe Kamil, writer of the 2020 SheNYC Festival’s Fatchley. Best friends Mary and Karla are teachers at the same middle class suburban high school they attended together. When straight-laced, insecure Karla sends a tasteful nude that ends up in the wrong hands, old dynamics are called into question and a pair of teens have some very grown-up decisions to make.
What happens when you mix hairspray, headlice and a little dab of Elvis? Hairlarity. The year is 1958 and Betty finds herself unfulfilled as a housewife. She and her husband have been unsuccessful in starting a family and her husband will not “permit” her to get a job. With the encouragement of her sister, Betty secretly sets up an in-home salon, leveraging her prowess with hairspray and bobby pins. Betty begins to change the lives of neighborhood women by “poufing” their hair. Pouf! is an “uplifting” comedy with big hair and even bigger laughs.
About SCAR TISSUE:
Time does not heal all wounds. Best friends Jessica and Sam each have scars from their pasts that have not healed. Jessica has never been able to get past an extremely damaging romantic relationship from her formative years in college, while Sam has been ignoring a painfully fractured relationship with her sister. After years of denial, an impromptu lunch date and a surprise overnight guest forces them both to confront these wounds and face what they didn’t want to see head on.
About PLAGUE DOCTOR:
It’s an ordinary night in for roommates Cosmo, Casey, Roz, and Filomena. They bicker over chores, surf Netflix, and fend off the medieval Plague Doctor who haunts the corners of their apartment. But tonight, they’ve found a new way to relieve the monotony: a storytelling contest with perilous stakes. As they spin their tales, genres weave together and fictional worlds spring to life—and the good Doctor wants in.
This piece is a very, almost irresponsibly loose retelling of The Decameron, a 14th Century series of novellas about a bunch of twenty-somethings swapping stories while quarantined in the Italian countryside. They, too, are waiting out a plague. In this version, of course, the stories are updated. The characters are less concerned with the foibles of the clergy than they are with their own stagnant careers and social lives and the dismal state of the world. But the spirit remains the same: storytelling is humanity’s refuge in dangerous times, and bird masks are properly creepy.
A young woman struggles to find her happy ending when trouble from her past keeps resurfacing. After a traumatic sexual assault experience as a teen, Girl tries to move forward but college, boys and herself get in the way of coping.
More About The Cause(s)
SheNYC Arts is a group of theater professionals who showcase the talents of women & non-binary writers and other theater artists, proving that there is no reason for male writers, directors and composers to have the overwhelming majority of produced work. Our programs include Summer Theater Festivals in NYC, LA, and Atlanta, and CreateHER, a career training program for high school girls. Learn more at www.SheNYCArts.org.
- Ellyn Hament
- Gail Brooks Brooks
- Jeffrey Kamil
- Laura Dillon
- Lisa Buchy
- Molly Siskin