Francesca is writing a play. She’s writing a play about David Mamet. And she wants to tear it all down. In this cerebral dark comedy, Dratwa confronts the theatre's institutionalized misogyny, its predators, and her own complicity as a white woman in the world of storytelling. When it comes to processing motherhood, generations of rage and sexism, nothing is too satirical, too violent, or too taboo in the safety of Francesca’s mind. A brave new work that will challenge audiences.
Direction by Rachel Varley
Open Auditions: Dates and times TBD
Location: 2nd floor of the Spectrum Theater at 160 Fountain NE.
Performance Dates: May 11-13, 18-20 at 8pm, and May 14 at 3pm
Rachel Varley (she/they) is an interdisciplinary theatremaker, filmmaker, and musician. She has worked as a director, actor, producer and composer in theatre and film in New York, Baltimore, DC, LA, and across the Midwest. Their composition and songwriting has been featured on NPR’s All Song’s Considered, Baltimore Center Stage’s Write Right Now series, and on various live stages. Rachel also works extensively as an artistic administrator, teacher, and EDI/trauma informed professional. Born and raised in the Michigan theatre community, they now reside in New York city with their spouse and two cats. She is thrilled to be returning to Actors’ to work on this bold production.