The Afghan Women’s Writing Project
in conjunction with
OUT OF SILENCE
A theatrical reading of essays and poems written by Afghan women
Monday, May 24, 2010 at 7:30 p.m.
1529 16th Street NW, Washington DC 20036
Tickets ($10) are for sale at the Theater J box office and online.
Theater J casting director Naomi Robin and OUT OF SILENCE director for the evening Jessica Lefkow have helped put together an extraordinary cast of top-flight Washington DC-area actresses, authors, and artists/activists to present this moving material in the most theatrically dynamic way possible.
The cast includes:
Director Jessica Lefkow
(credits include Honey Brown Eyes at Theater J and Dear Sara Jane and Red Herring for 1st Stage)
(credits for Theater J include In Darfur, Hannah and Martin, The Disputation, and Romeo in Romeo and Juliet for Taffety Punk)
(Woolly Mammoth’s recent hit, Clybourne Park, The Unmentionables and Eclipsed)
(Washington Shakespeare Company’s Jumpers, Equus and Richard II)
(Theater J’s In Darfur, Woolly Mammoth’s Antebellum, Full Circle, and Fever Dream)
(Best Solo Performance Award, 2009 Capital Fringe Festival for Headscarf and the Angry Bitch, part of Theater J’s Voices 2010 Festival)
(Executive Director of the Bosniak American Advisory Council for Bosnia and Herzegovina and consultant for Theater J’s Honey Brown Eyes)
(Theater J’s In Darfur, and The Shakespeare Theatre’s The Taming of the Shrew and Much Ado About Nothing)
(Dramaturg and Adapter of The Dybbuk for Synetic Theatre and Theater J where she served as Literary Director for five years)
(Numerous Olney Theatre Center acting credits and Mary Goldwater Award winning playwright; The Amazing Sophie upcoming at American Century Theatre)
Sound designer: Elisheba Ittoop
(The Kennedy Center’s Teddy Roosevelt and the Ghostly Mistletoe)