READINGS and WORKSHOPS

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The Pussy Grabber Plays

In conjunction with BKE Productions, New River Press, and Theatre Handmade, Invulnerable Nothings was pleased to present the London premier of The Pussy Grabber Plays at The Playground Theatre on Feb. 20, 2019. This sold out event featured performances from Greta Bellamacina, Nina Bowers, Tallula Christie, Peta Cornish, Kate Handford, Kat Hipkiss, Allegra Marland, Georgie Oulton, Tilly Vosburgh, and Kristin Winters, among others, as directed by Jaclyn Bethany, C.C. Kellogg, and Joanne Williams in benefit of Planned Parenthood International.

In The Pussy Grabber Plays, playwrights Julia Brownell, Sam Chanse, Halley Feiffer, Sharon Kenny, Melissa Li, Sharyn Rothstein, Natasha Stoynoff, Bess Wohl, and Anna Ziegler explore the stories of Rachel Crooks, Tasha Dixon, Jill Harth, Samantha Holvey, Jessica Leeds, Natasha Stoynoff and Karena Virginia, 7 brave women who spoke out about their sexual assaults by President Donald Trump. To find out more about this significant cycle of short plays, please visit the official Pussy Grabber Plays website or see our recent interview in Ingenue Magazine.

Letter from the Truth-Tellers:

It has been said that in a time of universal deceit, telling the truth is a revolutionary act. The truth-tellers taking part in this project did not intend to spearhead a revolution. We first came forward because it was simply the right thing to do.

We were strangers to each other—women of different ages, backgrounds, and dreams—linked by a common experience...the misconduct of one man, a man who would become president.

But with our act of speaking out, we became sisters. And today we come forward to you again— stronger and together—to take you inside our personal stories.

These accounts are important to hear and essential to remember because they are not only ours...they belong to millions of women.

And the more we tell them, the more we can change the world.

- Rachel Crooks, Tasha Dixon, Jill Harth, Samantha Holvey, Jessica Leeds, Natasha Stoynoff and Karena Virginia

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Hippo

Hippo can't find reasons to live. Phae helps him in whatever way she can. Two teenagers text their way through the loneliness of adolescence in Lily Akerman's inventive reimagining of Euripides' Hippolytus.

Hippo underwent a full development process at Hunter College-The City University of New York in March/April 2018. The play received a staged reading as the opener of The 2018 Rita and Burton Goldberg MFA Playwrights Festival at The Frederick Loewe Theatre (dir. Knud Adams). The text was then presented by Invulnerable Nothings in a staged reading at London’s Stockwell Playhouse on July 22, 2018, as directed by the playwright and featuring Mary Lou McCarthy, Callan Purcell, and Aimee Pollock. 

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 Love's  Labour's Lost

Originally presented as part of The New York Public Library's commemoration of Shakespeare’s 400th death anniversary in April 2016, this gender-inverted telling is currently available as an interactive educational workshop featuring cue scripts. It was last featured at the 2018 New York Shakespeare Convention and is suited for schools and drama programs in both the US and UK.

“We all have particular favorites, in literature as in life, and I take more unmixed pleasure from Love’s Labour’s Lost than from any other Shakespearean play (…) Love’s Labour’s Lost is a festival of language, an exuberant fireworks display in which Shakespeare seems to seek the limits of his verbal resources, and discovers that there are none.” -Harold Bloom