Happy New Year, everyone! Good news is we’ll start the year off with a bang! My play In My Dress has been chosen for WIT LAB (Women Inventing Theatre.) We just had auditions the other day where about 30 people came to try out! Some were great, some not so great, but this is going to be a fun challenge for everyone all around. Barika Croom is directing, which I’m stoked about since she claims to love my writing and, more coincidentally, she blindly chose my play to direct. I’m excited she’s taken this on. It’s inspired by Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants. There will be 3 women. 3 dresses (in 3 different stages). And I originally wrote it as an experimental piece – a “20 minute artistic experiment,” to be exact. There are various scenes, time settings, and coincidences that develop to aid each character’s personal growth in understanding that life never goes as you want or expect it.
Here’s a little more about it:
Cast of Characters
Shelby Higgins: At first, a woman married into wealth. At last, a divorcee who loses custody of her children and home for becoming an alcoholic. Identity: Needy/relies on others’ for happiness.
Myra Higgins: At first, an artist who struggles with identity. At last, a homeless woman on the street, begging for money. Identity: Follows passion.
Dorothy Bridger: At first, a struggling college pre-med student. At last, a successful doctor. Identity: Perseverence.
Male Chorus: One Actor plays each of these varied roles.
(Author’s Note: The dress these women wear is the same exact dress – size, color, etc. Three dresses total – one brand new, the second more faded/stains, the third torn and nearly unwearable.)
Somewhere in Los Angeles.
Seven years ago and present time.
Three women on a mission to find themselves discover their identities through a dress that travels through each of their lives time and time again.