La Femme develops a screenplay on the female experience with Phanésia Pharel and Regina Taylor

The theater company inaugurates two development initiatives.

La Femme Theater Productions, a theater company focused on exploring the universality of female experiences, announced two new development initiatives, including Women on the Verge: The Gladys and Mary Dohmen Reading Series, which features upcoming female performers ; and A Woman’s Storyland, which develops various storylines that align with the company’s mission. Two works are announced to inaugurate these programs.

The new work of Haitian-American playwright Phanésia Pharel Black girl joy will host an equity workshop led by Golden Globe winner Regina Taylor to launch the A Woman’s Storyland initiative. The work explores the stories that a group of black girls and women heal at a shelter for vulnerable youth in Miami through memory, chorepoems, and ritual.

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After two weeks of development, an invited audience will be able to view a presentation on April 17 featuring Jerusha Cavazos, Michael Chenevert, Diata Coleman, Andrea Jones-Sojola, Esco Jouley, Imani Lewis, Lauralie Ashley Mufute, Kimber Elayne Sprawl and Tony winner Karen Ziemba. The creative team consists of musical coordinator Bill Toles, choreographer Adesola Osakalumi, production manager Gwen Gilliam and casting director Erica Hart.

Debuting in a free public presentation on April 11 at 7 p.m. in Pershing Square at the Signature Center to launch Women on the Verge is GIRL. by Megan Moisten-Brown. Starring Carmen Berkeley in this exploration of female adolescence and mother-to-daughter heritage, the cast will include Erica Camarano, Jade Krickstein, Sarah Linares and Marquis Rodriguez. The play will be directed by Kyla Kantor, who will be joined by production manager Skylar Jean, technical producer Ruby Locknar and video editor Seth Walters.

“Over the past two years, we have expanded our mission not only to welcome promising playwrights and directors, helping them to develop their work for the stage, but also to present promising female artists,” said the director. General Jean Lichty.

Both initiatives are generally managed by LDK Productions.

For more information, visit LaFemmeTheatreProductions.org.

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