Daphne Rubin-Vega, Judith Malina and More to Participate in Culture Project's Women Center Stage

News   Daphne Rubin-Vega, Judith Malina and More to Participate in Culture Project's Women Center Stage
 
Women Center Stage, the annual month-long series of rotating original works by and about women presented by Culture Project, will take place March 5-April 2 at The Living Theatre.

Daphne Rubin-Vega
Daphne Rubin-Vega

Tony Award nominee Daphne Rubin-Vega will present a solo show, FUQS: Frequently Unanswered Questions, March 22 and 24 at 8 PM. Written by Rubin-Vega with Winter Miller and directed by John Gould Rubin, the show, according to the WCS website, "is a rock and roll infused odyssey about the bonds of a family separated not just by the Gulf of the Caribbean but an even wider gulf–unspoken love and longing–and the loneliness of being the last one standing."

Judith Malina, the Living Theatre's co-founder and artistic director, will be feted in a tribute by members of the theatre's ensemble March 8 at 7:30 PM. Malina will direct Seven Meditations on Political Sado-Masochism, which she wrote with members of the company after they were imprisoned by Brazil's Medici dictatorship in 1973, March 9-31 at 10:30 PM. The play has not been performed since its debut.

Other performances scheduled for the series include Angela McCluskey's autobiographical musical, Catch a Falling Star (March 30-April 2); Calla Videt's exploration of music, Hold Music (March 12-28); Leila Buck's autobiographical look at the effects of the Israeli-Hezbollah War, In the Crossing (March 17-20); Jane Bussmann's play about getting swept up in the Resistance Army in Uganda, Bussmann's Holiday (March 11, 16 and 18); dancer-poet-actress Chelsea M. Gregory's look at racial conflict, The 6 Project (March 25-27); Vibe Theater Experience's viBEGirlsInCharge!, created by an ensemble of teenage girls; and The 20-Something Project, which offers developmental readings of Chloe Carter Brown's Beautiful Somewhere and Molly Hagan's The Swing of the Sea (April 2).

A Directors Weekend, March 5-6, will offer a series of 15-minute pieces directed by 16 female directors, who will ask the question, "What is political theatre?" Directors are set to include Kathleen Amshoff, Suzanna Berger, Mallory Catlett, Mikhael Tara Garve, Noelle Ghoussaini, Jessi D. Hill, Rebecca Holderness, Anna G. Jones, Alex Mallory, Sarah Rasmussen, Alice Reagan, Colette Robert, Mia Rovegno, Tina Satter, Gaye Taylor Upchurch and Nicole A. Watson.

The Living Theatre is located at 21 Clinton Street. For tickets, scheduling and more information, visit cultureproject.org.

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