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What She Said Festival 2024

Thu, May 9, 7:30 pm
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The sixth annual What She Said Festival celebrates female-identifying playwrights and directors. Submissions are accepted from playwrights from all over the country. The selected plays are then brought to life by local actors and directors May 9-12.

Duluth Playhouse Underground will present six original works in The Lab performance space at the NorShor Theatre.

Selected Plays

A Brush with a Gentle Giantess
Written by Robin Berl; Jessup, MD
Directed by Brittany Paasch
Featuring Tom Maloney, Karen Niedermier, Molly Stonesifer
A mother and father attend their adult daughter’s art show. For an elephant.

Duels & Détentes
Written by Marguerite Arbogast; Minneapolis, MN
Directed by Sarah Gardner
Featuring Elsa Persson, Karen Niedermier, Beth Schroeder
Magic gone awry allows three witches to be undaunted in pursuit of what they want.

Can You See Your Toes
Written by Naomi Brecht; Minneapolis, MN
Directed by Nicolle Sabatke-Orson
Featuring Cassandra Schwantz, Arielle Seibold
Two college students find themselves stranded in the dorm showers.

The Female Gaze
Written by Jillian Blevins; Rowley, MA
Directed by Carrie Mohn
Featuring Maryn Hakes, Katrina Pierson, Cassandra Schwantz
A reimagining of the Medusa myth.

Night Vision
Written by Maggie Gallant; Austin, TX
Directed by Paulina Jurzec
Featuring Sarah Gardner
Facing her fears, Molly sits alone with her seeing-eye dog in a park on a Saturday night.

Written by Kathryn Ryan; Bronx, NY
Directed by Sara Jane Baldwin
Featuring Cathy Berggren, Elsa Persson, Sara Vallie
A mother drives her daughter to meet her birth mother.

Creative Team
Festival Director: Kendra Carlson
MC: Sara Marie Sorenson

Tickets are now on sale at duluthplayhouse.org or at the box office at the NorShor Theatre Monday through Friday 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Contact the box office at 218-733-7555 or boxoffice @ duluthplayhouse.org.


Thu, May 9
7:30 pm
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