By: Katharine Sherman
Directed by: Jacey Little
April 28-May 14 2016 @ Studio 101
Mildred’s Umbrella Theatre Company concludes its successful 2015-2016 season with the world premiere of Dollface by Katharine Sherman. Blending classical myth and pop culture with Sherman’s unique style, the play exposes and explores the precarious space women occupy, both in history and today.
Loosely borrowing from the Roman version of the Medusa myth, Dollface tells the story of a young woman’s journey from innocent to outcast at the hands of an unknown suitor and in the eyes of society. “I love that Katharine has discovered an intersection between the Medusa mythology and contemporary rape culture,” said Jacey Little, director and Artistic Director of Horse Head Theatre. “It’s a fresh look at a prevalent problem.”
Commissioned by and written exclusively for Mildred’s Umbrella, Dollface is the second Katharine Sherman work produced by the company following its world premiere of Cassandra in 2014.
“We loved bringing Cassandra, a modern retelling of the Greek myth of the same name, to life in 2014 and were eager to work with Katharine again,” said Jennifer Decker, Mildred’s Umbrella Artistic Director. “Like Cassandra, Dollface truly speaks to our mission. Not only are we producing a fantastic new work by an emerging female playwright, but we are also showcasing the talents of a great young female director who has the vision and bravery to challenge our audiences with important questions about how we treat each other.”
Cast: Arianna Bermudez, Susan Ly, Monique Holmes Regina Ohashi, Callina Anderson, Elizabeth Seabolt Esparza, Jason Duga
Designers: Grey Starbird (lights), Shelby Blocker (set), Andy McWilliams (sound), Lindsay Burns (costumes)
Stage Manager: Sara Jo Dunstan