I play CC, a prostitute in her late twenties who has spent her life denying what’s really going on, but after witnessing the drowning of a 15-year-old runaway prostitute has to confront her demons.
We will do a reading of the play this Saturday, September 5th at 4:30pm in the Kennedy Center as part of the Kennedy Center’s Page-to-Stage event. Get more information from their website. No tickets are necessary, and admission is free. We’ll be in the Russian Lounge.
The production is part of the Women’s Voices Theater Festival, happening all over the DC metro area, to celebrate female-centric stories by female playwrights. The honorary festival committee is chaired by First Lady Michelle Obama and includes theatre greats such as Julie Taymour, Katori Hall, Beth Henley, Sarah Ruhl, and Paula Vogel. The festival’s expose was in the Washington Post last weekend. I am so excited to be working on such a meaningful project!
If I Hold My Tongue opens at Compass Rose on Thursday, September 17th at 7pm and performs September 19th at 8pm, 20th at 7pm, 26th at 8pm, 27th at 8pm, and 28th at 2pm. Tickets are $38 for adults and can be reserved at Compass Rose’s website.
Happy September, everyone! Get out in the district and see some great, Women’s Voices plays.