The Shapes We Make With Our Bodies Table Read

Saturday, May 7, 2016, 7-9pm
$5-10 Suggested Donation

The Shapes We Make With Our Bodies is a brand new play from Meg Whiteford. Join us for a table-read performance, with a special short from writer/director Gina Young opening the night! The very best of feminist, queer theater, presented by One Axe Plays.

About The Shapes We Make With Our bodies:

Honey, our protagonist, is on the run from both her past and her present, avoiding questions about love, bodies, language, and the extents of all three. But her friends—the impish Maenads—refuse to just let her escape. The Shapes We Make With Our Bodies is a feminist, queer, maximalist piece—spanning caves, hills, courtrooms, and kitchens—about a woman torn by her desires, unwilling to bend to the needs of men, yet hesitant in the face of her wildness.

Meg Whiteford’s book, The Shapes We Make With Our Bodies, was published by Plays Inverse in November 2015. Her writing for performance has appeared at REDCAT Theater, MAMA Gallery, Pieter Performance Space, Coaxial, Last Projects, and 356 Mission in Los Angeles; Pocket Utopia in New York City; Living Copenhagen in Denmark; and The Institute for Sociometry in San Francisco. She’s an active member of LA feminist communities, including the WCCW and Barbara Grossman’s Breakfast Club. She’s currently a visiting writer and educator for the Santa Barbara Museum of Art and a Los Angeles critic for Artforum. She’s working on a book about vaudevillian sisters.

Gina Young is an interdisciplinary artist whose work blurs the lines between music, theater, and time-based art. She’s written and directed seven plays, with her work being hailed as “slyly riotous” and “dazzlingly reconceived.” Her most recent work, sSISTERSs, was developed through the Studio Series at REDCAT and was a Finalist for the Drama League’s Beatrice Terry Residency.

One Axe Plays is a film/TV/theater collective for women writers, directors, and performers. We produce our Pilot Light monthly series, in addition to Rebecca Aranda’s Women of Color in Comedy Night, our One Axe showcases, and multiple one-off plays, events, short films, and videos. We’re busy, and we’re always looking for new faces who want to take the lead on projects and programming.

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