DIVAfest 2015


hilarity-2HILARITY is a play about a girl named Cyd. She’s not so nice. She’s not so sober. She’s not so happy. But she is funny. Cyd is a comic on the edge of destruction. Liz is the only person keeping her from pickling herself to death. She has an agent who’s afraid of confrontation. She has a mother who likes men on motorcycles. She has a mattress in the middle of the room, and that’s it. Maybe she’ll turn it all around, or maybe her drunken lies, hungover manipulations and impulsive violence will finally bury her. What does it matter how good you are at something, if you don’t know how to be a person?



LOUD AND UNLADYLIKE. A staged reading festival featuring new plays by local playwrights based on real women that you don’t know but should: A is for Adeline, inspired by the life of Adeline Dutton Train Whitney, written by Tracy Held Potter, directed by Rebecca Ennals; The Effects of Ultraviolet Light inspired by the life of Roger Arliner Young, written by Claire Ann Rice, directed by Ellery Schaar; Code Name: Brass Rose inspired by the life of Nancy Wake, written by Rachel Bublitz, directed by Melinda Marks

nerdNERD NATION by Dhaya Lakshminarayanan, the story of Dhaya’s journey (and the journey of the REAL nerds in America) to challenge and change the mainstream narrative about nerds, and to start a movement on stage to make nerd culture cool, glamorous & funny.



quenn-75WDIVA OR DIE BURLESQUE. A monthly revue featuring dramatic presentations using burlesque.

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