Join us for Barbara Kahn's The Lady Was a Gentleman
In 1848, celebrated actress Charlotte Cushman left her wife behind and went on (another) farewell tour of the U.S. with her personal assistant Sallie, a free black woman, and an ever-expanding entourage of adoring younger women. The Lady Was a Gentleman imagines this lost piece of queer theatrical history as a screwball comedy of seduction, mistaken identity, and all the fun you can get away with when you’re famous. April 8th-29th at The Complex Hollywood.
An all-female ensemble explores the hilarious, ridiculous, and often bizarre experiences of being an actress in a world full of character descriptions like: “Must be comfortable having a condom full of condensed milk thrown in your face.” Seeking all ages, genders,
Based on the myth of Charon the ferryman on the River Styx and inspired by Dante’s Inferno and Sartre’s No Exit, an all female cast explores the fine line between life and death, decision and non-decision, and the intense human
“Place your hands below your husband’s foot.” Surely a controversial statement in Shakespeare’s time, in today’s world it is hopelessly misogynistic. Unless… What if Katharina is a submissive in search of her Dominant? What if Bianca is a Dom auditioning
Theatre by women, about women, for everyone. In a theatrical climate where there are always an abundance of talented actresses and very few good roles for them to bring to life, Broads’ Word Ensemble is dedicated to letting those actressesRead more
A smack-down of epic proportions of the women's theatrical casting scene...highly recommended.
the show is perfectly cast with each of the actresses fully embodying their character’s persona and physicality.
Directed by Danielle Ozymandias, the overriding tone of the piece is tongue-in-cheek; it succeeds by virtue of the performers’ ability to zero in on some key aspect of their characters -– be it fractiousness or envy or curiosity -– and reflect it aptly and humorously.