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Illuminated Dresses

25 Oct 2019 7:30 PM | Debra Kaufman

Illuminated Dresses is a collection of monologues that explore life, identity, and clothing

Burning Coal Theater
224 Polk St.
Raleigh, NC

Oct. 25, 26, 31, Nov. 1, 2
7:30 pm

Oct. 27, Nov. 3
2 pm

For more information call +919-928-6011


Ticketing information:

Can you recall a time when what you wore--or wish you'd worn--changed the course of your life? These short monologues by women playwrights explore intimate moments involving a dress or other garment that transformed their lives. We hear from an executive constrained in a suit, a black woman surrounded by white dresses, a Girl Scout whose family couldn't afford the uniform, a trans woman recalling a pivotal moment in her youth, a mother persuading her daughter to wear a sacred garment, and many more. Most of the monologues are by North Carolina playwrights, including one from NC Poet Laureate Jaki Shelton Green, and they cover a range of moods, ages, and experiences.

At a time when only about 30% of theater productions in the U.S. are by women, this show is written, directed, produced, and acted by women.

Produced by Debra Kaufman and co-produced by OdysseyStage
Directed by Lori Mahl

Playwrights: Amanda Almodovar, Doreen Blue, Beth Copeland, Jessica Feder-Birnbaum, Danielle Fenton, Anne Flanagan, Jaki Shelton Green, Debra Kaufman, Shirley King, Gina Rawdon, Margo Rife, Steffi Rubin, Cynthia Strauff Schaub, Mary Turner

Cast: Sabrina Aldridge, Kim Camp, Amy Lloyd, Michele Okoh, Julie Oliver, Melanie Simmons, Sierra Smith, Sandra Wallace

This project is supported by grants from Manbites Dog Theater Fund, the Paul Green Foundation, and the Jester Group at Baird.

For more information, contact
Debra Kaufman

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