3 women prisoners
a play of betrayal, beauty, releases . . . and a really great dress
Mun, Cal, and Alea are three women prisoners. We do not know their crimes or their sentences. We hear their confessions, their stories, their songs, and their prayers. One of them, the lucky one, will get to wear the impossible dress.
This original play by James Brock explores the relationship of three transgressive women, each with her own trouble, and yet each dependent on the other. They have nothing but time to pass, and a hapless guard to tease and torment.
Directing this play will be Brittney Brady, founder of Ghostbird, and currently a third-year M.F.A. candidate in directing at CalArts in Los Angeles. The impossible dress is designed by visual and clothing design artist Mariapia Malerba. Puppetry is designed and crafted by Brittney Brady, Katelyn Gravel, and Liz Gravel. Original songs are composed by Katelyn Gravel. Our actors are Gabby Kadoo, Kaleena Rivera, Katelyn Gravel, and Violet Shindler.
The play takes place entirely inside Art Hall, which is a mercifully air-conditioned performance space at the Koreshan State Park. While this play's themes are about punishment and community, the play is not about the Koreshan Unity Community. It could take place anytime, anywhere, even in the present, in our own back yard.
This play is supported, in part, by grants from the Florida State Division of Cultural Affairs, the City of Fort Myers, and the Lee County Tourist Development Council.
August 2, 3, 9, & 10
Koreshan State Park
3800 Corkscrew Rd
Estero, FL 33928