Cleanliness, Godliness, and Madness: A User’s Guide
In Charlotte Meehan’s multimedia play, Cleanliness, Godliness, and Madness: A User’s Guide, two fundamentalist Christian homemakers form The Movement to Restore Decency (aka MOTOREDE) and find themselves engaging in sexual escapades with each other. How far will the devil go to tempt ordinary citizens into a life of sin? And what happens when political ambition takes over?
September 15-24, 2016
The Birds and the Bees
In The Birds and the Bees, playwrights Kate Snodgrass, Adara Meyers, and Charlotte Meehan challenge the status quo on romantic love and the Apocalypse in three hilariously dark plays, directed by Melia Bensussen and Shana Gozansky.
June 2-11, 2016
New theatre and performance works by badass artists Magdalena Gómez, Robbie McCauley, and Kate Snodgrass. Themes of identity, loss, existential crisis, and art itself reigned in this extraordinary festival celebrating the uniquely articulated visions of three great women theatre makers.
March 5-14, 2015
27 Tips for Banishing the Blues
Charlotte Meehan’s multimedia tragi-parody skewering the self-help industry for selling fake help to people in real pain. This play, directed by Kenneth Prestininzi, is the second (and funniest) of a trilogy called The Problem with People, a decade-long exploration of grief, catastrophe, and the ridiculous.
Doubles, Demons, and Dreamers
Doubles, Demons, and Dreamers, a two-week festival of plays, trans cabaret, and solo performance coinciding with Boston Pride Week, stretched the boundaries of gender, family, politics, and time-based art forms.
June 12-21, 2014
African American History and Its Expressions
A multimedia Black History Month festival that featured The Man Who Dug Fish by Obie-award winning, Roxbury-based playwright Ed Bullins and Keli Garrett’s adaptation of Boston-born, Harlem Rennaisance writer Marita Bonner’s never-before-produced play, The Purple Flower. With performance of poetry by Robbie McCauley and a presentation of historical dolls by Debra Britt.
February 27-March 1, 2014
The Madness of Small Worlds
A pairing of two hilariously profound monologues adapted from legendary playwright Mac Wellman’s story collection, A Chronicle of the Madness of Small Worlds, with Whiting Award winning writer Elana Greenfield’s post-apocalyptic play, Wrench, performed by Kate Snodgrass and Katie Pearl on two ladders.
October 25-26, 2013
Charlotte Meehan’s epic tragi-comedy referencing string theory, Freudian angst, Kim Kardashian, Evolutionary biology, and the phenomenally short 21st century American attention span. This play is the third of a trilogy called The Problem with People, a decade-long exploration of grief, catastrophe, and the ridiculous.
Women In Action
A Women’s History Month festival that celebrated cutting edge women artists in a new wave of art, theatre, music, and peformance. Performances and discussions brought together distinguished theatre artists Magdalena Gomez, Ruth Margraff, Lisa Schlesinger, and Caridad Svich with theatre scholars, dramaturgs, and a new generation of women making theatre and art.
March 6-9, 2013
Birth Breath Bride Elizabeth
Kenneth Prestininzi’s crackpot lecture gone awry by Dr. Mary Shelley-Breath, an amalgam of Mary Shelley, the Bride of Frankenstein, and a bi-polar feminist academic.
February 22-23, 2013
Soulographie and Beyond
Two plays by Erik Ehn, Brown University’s Head of Writing for Performance. The first, Yermedea, is part of Ehn’s Soulographie cycle that premiered in New York at LaMaMa ETC in November 2012 under Kym Moore’s direction. Equiprobabalism came to Sleeping Weazel via Vacant Lot Theatre (NY).
October 27-28, 2012
Women and Manners: are we done yet?
A drop-dead hilarious pairing of solo performances by internationally-acclaimed playwright Constance Congdon in her first solo show Is Sex Possible? with Stephanie Burlington Daniels in Kenneth Prestininzi’s Birth Breath Bride Elizabeth, a crackpot lecture gone awry for young brides/scholars.
September 21-22, 2012