9 Shows Created By and Starring Women at the Fringe Festival

News   9 Shows Created By and Starring Women at the Fringe Festival In celebration of women making waves in theatre, we highlight some essential shows to see at FringeNYC.
Tiffany Barton in Diva
Tiffany Barton in Diva

Girls Will Be Girls

Jolie London Glickman
Jolie London Glickman

PAPER Magazine named her one of the “Amazing Women to Follow on the Internet in 2016 (and Always),” and Mashable listed her in its “40 Times Ladies Ruled the World in 2015” issue; now Jolie London Glickman is making her New York debut as a playwright and performer. After years of searching for juicy, honest, and funny roles for young actresses, the NYU drama graduate has decided to write them herself. Girls Will Be Girls follows four New York teens as they stumble towards the brink of womanhood. “Unapologetic girlhood…isn’t always pretty,” state show notes. Performances run August 12-28 at the WOW Café Theatre, 59-61 East 4th Street, New York. Click here for tickets.

The Company Incorporated
Fresh from a critically acclaimed run at San Francisco’s Marsh Theater, writer and performer Julie Katz brings her comedic solo show to the East Coast. With direction by Lexi Diamond, The Company Incorporated satirizes San Francisco start-up culture and brilliantly zeroes in on the mundane micro-dramas that threaten the ideals of modern corporate life. Performances run August 13-26 at Abrazo Interno at the Clemente, 107 Suffolk Street, New York. Click here for tickets.

Mrs. Schroedinger’s Cat
Inspired by a controversial photographic exhibit in New York City, Tasha Nicole Partee’s Mrs. Schroedinger's Cat follows a group of women as they learn of a local art gallery's unsettling new exhibit: anonymous photographs of people in their small town. The show returns to the New York stage following a sold-out run at Manhattan Rep last year. The all-female cast is made up of Eileen Howard, Danielle Patsakos, Emily Gordon Fire, JC Sullivan, Madigan Mayberry, Amelia Huckel-Bauer, Emily Moody and Miriam Molnar. Emily Venezia is the production stage manager. Performances run August 14-26 at Teatro SEA at The Clemente, 107 Suffolk Street, New York. Click here for tickets.

Diva
Written by and starring Tiffany Barton, with direction by Helen Doig, the award-winning Australian black comedy Diva touches down in NYC as part of the Fringe Festival. Barton stars as June, an eccentric, loud, foul-mouthed, pill-popping, vodka-swilling, lonely, horny, agoraphobic opera singer on a wild ride through fame, glory, love and New York. Do you dare join her? Performances run August 17-27 at the WOW Café Theatre, 59-61 East 4th Street, New York. Click here for tickets.

Honour: Confessions of a Mumbai Courtesan
Memoirs of a Geisha meets Slumdog Millionaire is how Dipti Mehta’s acclaimed new solo show, Honour: Confessions of a Mumbai Courtesan, is billed. The show delves into the exotic and dangerous territory of Mumbai’s real-life brothels and why they exist. With direction by Mark Cirnigliaro, performances run August 16-27 at the WOW Café Theatre, 59-61 East 4th Street, New York. Click here for tickets.

The cast of <i>Bonnie&#39;s Future Sisters</i>
The cast of Bonnie's Future Sisters

Bonnie’s Future Sisters
Meghan Gambling is no stranger to the New York International Fringe Festival—this year will mark her fourth production. Gambling’s award-winning play, Bonnie’s Future Sisters, makes its New York debut following an acclaimed run at the Hollywood Fringe. The all-female comedy about one bride’s attempt to host her own engagement party is produced by Emmy-nominated Jeanne Petrone-Arzubiaga. Performances run August 19-25 at The Kraine Theater, 85 East 4th Street, New York. Click here for tickets.

Hysterical!
Bring it On! fans look no further. Elenna Stauffer’s dark comedy tells the story of a cheerleading team whose girls mysteriously succumb to illness, one by one. Relationships are tested and the traditional pecking order is upended in this poignant look at life on the cusp of adulthood. With direction by Deborah Wolfson, the all-female cast features Haley Beauregard, Nadia Brown, Samantha Debicki, Roxy Reynolds and Miranda Noelle Wilson. Stunt director Cicily Daniels Macias really makes these girls fly! Performances will run August 12-24 at The Players Theatre, 115 MacDougal Street, New York. Click here for tickets.

The Fall
In Lilia Rubin’s The Fall, six young women search for identity, understanding and redemption in the wake of 9/11. With a focus on the children of victims, the new work weaves music, memory play and docudrama. The New York debut features direction by Jane Arnfield, with music direction by Katie Doherty. The cast of 14 features 12 women and is made up of Caroline Banks, Miriam Canfield, Nicole Chaffin, Alida Rose Delaney, Amelia Dudley, Arielle Gonzalez, Savannah Rose Jones, Katie Kleiger, Ava Langford, Sam Ogilvie, Dani Pedraza, Elle Powell, Jeffrey Robb and Nikita Tewani. The creative team includes Elizabeth Stewart and Aiden Dreskin. Performances run August 12-27 at The Steve & Marie Sgouros Theatre, located at 115 MacDougal Street in New York City. Click here for tickets.

Inheritance
Jessica Wanamaker’s solo drama weaves the tales of four generations of women, their choices and what links them all. The story is told from the granddaughter’s perspective, as she searches for her connection to the past. With direction by Tomer Adorian, performances run August 13-26 at Abrazo Interno at the Clemente, 107 Suffolk Street, New York. Click here for tickets.

The Festival kicks off August 12. For the complete line-up visit fringenyc.org/.

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