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The Zig Zag Festival

Curated by Catherine Blake Smith
August 4 – August 19, Tues-Wed at 8 pm
Opening Night: August 4

Women are 51% of the population, but women playwrights write less than 15% of the productions on Broadway. That won’t change overnight, but here’s a start: Six playwrights-all young, all female-collaborate on an evening of short works. Each is playwright of one play, director for another, and an outside eye for a third. The ensemble cast performs in all six plays about a range of topics such as ghosts of ex-lovers, comedic nightmares, and an absurdly honest job interview.

*** Please note that not all the plays show every night. The schedule is as follows:

Tuesdays

Job Search written by Dayana "Dayo" Anderson, directed by Courtney Meaker

Roaring Girls written by Seayoung Yim, directed by Amy Escobar

Mythologizing me like I do you written by Catherine Blake Smith, directed by L. Nicol Cabe

Wednesdays

The Strongest Flavor written by L. Nicol Cabe, directed by Catherine Blake Smith

After It Ends written by Courtney Meaker, directed by Dayana "Dayo" Anderson

Scary Mary and the Nightmares Nine written by Amy Escobar, directed by Seayoung Yim

Playwright-Directors

Catherine Blake Smith (curator)
Dayana "Dayo" Anderson
L. Nicol Cabe
Amy Escobar
Courtney Meaker
Seayoung Yim

Ensemble:

Kiki Abba
Devon Allen
Isabela de Campos
Rachel Delmar
Katie Driscoll
Nathaniel Leeson
Jordi Montes
Tatiana Pavela
Cody Smith
Sydney Tucker

Artistic Team:
Lighting Designer - Emily Rychlick
Costume Coordinator - Elizabeth Mendenhall
Props Coordinator - Amanda Rae
Sound Coordinator - Kaeline Kine

Production Team:
Curator - Catherine Blake Smith
Production Manager - Kaeline Kine
Technical Director - Ian Johnston
Performance Stage Manager - Robin Obourn
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By: Annex Theatre