Playwrights including Bess Wohl (Small Mouth Sounds), Halley Feiffer (I’m Gonna Pray For You So Hard), Sam Chanse (The Opportunities of Extinction), and Anna Ziegler (Photograph 51) have penned short pieces inspired by the women who have come forward with personal accounts of President Donald Trump’s sexual harassment and assaults.
Titled The P**sy Grabber Plays, the evening will debut at Joe's Pub at the Public Theater January 14 at 9:30 PM.
The P**sy Grabber Plays were developed and produced by an all-female creative team led by co-creators, theatre agent Kate Pines and playwright Sharyn Rothstein (By the Water). All of the proceeds from the evening will be donated to the New York Women's The Fund for the MeToo Movement and Allies, a national advocacy program aimed at preventing sexual violence and promoting healing. The plays will then be made available and royalty-free to community groups and colleges around the country.
Rothstein has also written a play, along with Julia Brownell (This Is Us) and Melissa Li (Interstate), who is writing a play with Stoynoff (Captive: A Mother's Crusade to Save Her Daughter From a Terrifying Cult).
The plays will draw from interviews with seven women who have come forward against Trump: Rachel Crooks, Tasha Dixon, Jill Harth, Samantha Holvey, Jessica Leeds, Natasha Stoynoff and Karena Virginia.
Dixon, an actor and former Miss Arizona, will play herself in a piece written by Brownell. The rest of the casts will be announced at a later date.
Directors Shariffa Ali, Jaki Bradley, Katherine Carter, Jade King Carroll, Sarna Lapine, Lila Neugebauer, Tyne Rafaeli, and Laura Savia are signed on to direct, with additional casting to be announced at a later date.
For more information visit Thepussygrabberplays.com.