Directing Thesis: LORDES
October 20, 2018
October 20, 2018
October 19, 2018
October 18, 2018
October 17, 2018
Flexible Performance Space
Lenfest Center for the Arts
615 W. 129 St.
New York, NY 10027
TICKET POLICY: No late seating.
Written by Gethsemane Herron-Coward & Katherine Wilkinson
Directed by Katherine Wilkinson
Black, Lesbian, Feminist, Poet, Warrior, Mother.
Audre Lorde battles her way through her last poem, determined to finish a work women will inherit before her body writes her eulogy.
Performed by an ensemble of 50 women and inspired by Lorde's works, LORDES asks the question: How do we feed ourselves in a world where we are meant to starve?
$15 General Admission / $5 Seniors
FREE tickets for students with the promo code "AUDRE” (students need to show their student ID card before entering the performance)
70 minutes, no intermission.
Producer: Elana Boulos
Stage Manager: Jessica Emmanus
Lighting Designer: Stacey Derosier
Scenic Designer: Sarah Nietfeld
Costume Designer: Jessica Crawford
Sound Designer: Caroline Eng
Associate Director: Jenna Hoffman
Choreographer: Jill Vallery
ASMs: Hadley Armstrong and Lila Mullins
Company Manager: Maryl McNally
Dramaturg: Elizagrace Madrone
Composer: Aviva Jaye
Music Director: Emily Erickson
Script Supervisor: Lauren Austin Alcindor
Graphic Designer: Anchuli Felicia King
Lauren Marissa Smith* as Audre Lorde
Kathryn Metzger* as Adrienne Rich
Allison Altman*, Jaz Astwood, Mikayla Bartholomew, Jill Bradshaw, Mia Cantor, Erin Chung, Alexis Cofield, Shelby Coleman, Tyler Cruz, Ime Ekiko, Mya Elzy, Lorry Francois, Leana Gardella, Gaby Greenwald, Marie-Louise Guinier*, Megan Allison Hayes, Averi Israel, Asha Jené, Maria Renee Lavalle, Renita Lewis, Xi (Zoey) Lin, Chess Lopez, Samantha Manjarrez, Tanya Mehta, Megan Metrikin, Kathryn Metzger*, Janine Mills, India Nail, Cynthia Navarro, Sayaka Nishijima, Rachel Padell, Krysten Peck, Julienne Rencher, Ana Ribeiro, Regina Romero, Anna Schultz, Christine Smith, Lauren Marissa Smith*, Melannie Vasquez, Victoria A Villier, Julia Weaver, Caitlin Wells, Rebecca-Anne Whittaker and Memory Willis.
* Appearing courtesy of Actors’ Equity Association
Katherine Wilkinson is a director and creative producer based in New York City. Katherine has spent the last decade creating new ensemble-driven performance throughout the US and abroad. Her work has been seen in Australia, India, Japan, Greece, Mexico, and England.
Katherine has worked with The Magic Theatre, Playmakers, SITI Company, Suzuki Company of Toga, Zen Zen Zo, Rude Mechs, Deborah Hay, GenEnCo, RADA, Movement Research, and Robert Wilson, among others. As a music video artist, her work has premiered in Billboard and Vice.
Katherine is the founder and producing artistic director of Gale Theatre Company. Gale Theatre is dedicated to developing new performance and fostering ongoing artistic training and collaboration.
Katherine holds a BA in Performance Studies from UNC-Chapel Hill and is currently pursuing her MFA in Directing at Columbia University. For more information on Katherine please visit https://katherinewilkinson.squarespace.com.