Drawing upon the premise of RMSC’s The Changemakers, the 25 plays and works in other media that comprise the Tenacious Women commissions will celebrate the accomplishments of diverse regional and Haudenosaunee women who have impacted the world.
The collective of artists participating in the project includes five local young writers, each of whom created videos for Geva’s John’s Children civic arts project last fall, and six local professional writers. They are joined by some of the most influential and highly regarded American playwrights and artists working today.
The future life of these new works has intentionally been left open in order to foster broad creative latitude. Geva is planning to offer new podcast episodes and Amplify Series community conversations in the next stages of the Tenacious Women project. Watch this space for updates as the work continues to evolve.
MEET THE WRITERS:
Siobhan Juanita Brown (Keesuty8ee Elm, Mâseepee Wôpanâak) is from Roxbury, MA. Performance credits include Suzan-Lori Parks’s The America Play at the American Repertory Theater, The Emancipation of Valet de Chambre (premiere) at Cleveland Play House, Studs Terkel’s American Dreams: Lost
Sarah B. Mantell’s plays include Everything That Never Happened, The Good Guys, Tiny, and Fight Call. Her work has been produced and developed at the Oregon Shakespeare Festival, Boston Court Pasadena, The Playwrights Realm, Seattle Rep, Seven Devils Playwrights Conference,
Tara Moses (she/her) is a citizen of Seminole Nation of Oklahoma, Mvskoke, award-winning playwright, director, co-Artistic Director in Residence at Red Eagle Soaring, Producing Artistic Director of telatúlsa, co-Founder of Groundwater Arts, and Dramatists Guild member. Her plays have been
Delores Jackson Radney is a founding partner of Kuumba Consultants, an arts-in-education agency providing arts and cultural programming for schools and youth organizations throughout the region. Ms. Radney was the theatre resource educator for the Rochester City School District (2001
Katherine Varga is a millennial playwright working through her love-hate relationship with the internet. Her full length plays include I <3 Girls (Seabury Quinn, Jr. Festival), Cora (Viterbo University’s New Works Festival, Geva’s Regional Writers Showcase, Benchmark Theater’s Fever Dream