This coming March 9th and 10th our very own, Keith Paul returns to direct the one act play, “The Astonishing and the Lily” written by Kendra Augustina as part of HERSTORY 3: JOURNEY WOMEN, two evenings of new plays celebrating the strength and bravery of unsung heroines.

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Now more than ever, it’s important for women to tell our stories and make our voices heard. The goal of this project is to continue shedding a light on the untold stories of women in our country, both in our history, and on our stages. HERSTORY 3 features the stories of two sisters attempting to reconnect with their late grandmother, a painter exploring her sexuality, a saint fighting for the recognition she deserves, and an activist on a quest to restore hope for herself and her country. All of these women, from all parts of the globe, are on a journey to discover their true selves and embrace their destinies.

The plays featured in HERSTORY are part of 365 Women a Year. This international playwriting coalition involves over 200 women across the world who have signed on to write one or more one-acts about extraordinary women in history. The project’s ambitious yet focused goal is to write women back into the social consciousness as well as empower and promote female playwrights, and plant seeds of herstory around the country.

HERSTORY will take place at the Institute Library in New Haven, CT, and will also include “We-Remember” written by Amy Oestricher and directed by Ingrid Oslund, “Frida Kahlo: Heartbreaker” written by Lylanne Musselman and directed by Teresa Langston and “The Legend of Sigridur Tomasdottir” written by Natalie Osborne and directed by Moira Malone. There will be a raffle with gift cards to local business and other fabulous prizes. Refreshments will be served free of charge. There is a $10 suggested donation for entry.

Tickets are available at the door or at https://institutelibrary.z2systems.com/np/clients/institutelibrary/event.jsp?event=1203

We hope to see you there!  For more information about NOplays, check out their website: http://www.noplays.com


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