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A Play in Five Betties
Written by Jen Silverman
Directed by Brady Brophy-Hilton
January 8 & 9
Doors at 6 PM; Performance at 7 PM
Five women. Five iconic Betty Boops, yet all distinctly different: femme, butch, lesbian, straight, all exploring sexuality, relationships, boxing, and THEA-TUH. Here is the full title: Collective Rage: A Play in Five Boops; In Essence a Queer and Occasionally Hazardous Exploration; Do You Remember When You Were in Middle School and You Read About Shackleton and How He Explored the Antarctic?; Imagine the Antarctic as a Pussy and It’s Sort of Like That. In 2017, Shotgun is grabbing back.
Jen Silverman is a New York-based playwright raised in Asia, Europe, and Scandinavia and the United States. Her work has been produced off-Broadway by the Playwrights Realm, off-off Broadway by Clubbed Thumb, regionally at InterAct, and commissioned and produced by Playwrights Horizons Theatre School/ NYU. The Roommate was selected for the 2015 Humana Festival at Actors Theatre of Louisville. She is an affiliated artist with New Georges, Ars Nova, The Playwrights Realm, The Lark, and Youngblood/EST, was a workspace resident with the Lower Manhattan Cultural Council (LMCC), and received a Playwriting Grant from the New York Foundation for the Arts. Her play The Hunters was selected for the 2014 Cherry Lane Mentor Project (mentor Lynn Nottage). Her play Still won the 2013 Yale Drama Series Award, and was published by Yale University Press. She is the recipient of the Kennedy Center's Paula Vogel Playwriting Award and a Leah Ryan / Lilly Award. Education: Brown, Iowa Playwrights Workshop, Juilliard.