A DEEP SPACE PERFORMANCE RESIDENCY
A WOMAN AMONG WOMEN is a play with music that wonders what happens if we raise our daughters to be too confident.
It’s been three years since Cleo’s daughter Jo has gone to jail for a violent felony, and now Jo’s husband Roy has returned to the neighborhood for mysterious reasons. Meanwhile, Tina, Cleo’s childhood friend, is intent on exonerating Jo with the help of her next-door neighbor, Christine, and the neighborhood convenes in Cleo’s backyard to discover the strengths and pitfalls of feminine empowerment.
A response to Arthur Miller’s All My Sons, A Woman Among Women is part of the play-cycle All Long True American Stories, in which Julia May Jonas reimagines canonical American male-experience plays for other people (mostly women). Consisting of five full-length plays responding to All My Sons by Arthur Miller, Long Days' Journey Into Night by Eugene O'Neill, Zoo Story by Edward Albee, American Buffalo by David Mamet and True West by Sam Shepard, conceived with director / producer Sarah Hughes, All Long True American Stories gleefully ignores patriarchal constraints, creating an epic theatrical event that imagines a more inclusive and expansive American canon.
PG-13, relevant to Women, Womyn, Men, Feminists, people who like Arthur Miller, people who hate Arthur Miller, people who like humor and pathos and text that turns into music and back again.