Silkworms (a nun play)

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Created by Isabel Nelson, Anne Bertram and Ensemble
April 26-May 11, 2014

In an era where a woman is expected to have either "a husband or a wall," and the most exciting task in the convent is the tending of silkworms, what is an order of discontented nuns to do? When quiet rebellions no longer suffice, sometimes only a spark is needed to ignite a bolder, more dangerous revolt. A world premiere.

"A remarkable collaboration" - Matthew A. Everett, Twin Cities Daily Planet

Prioress: Taous Claire Khazem
Giovanna: Cynthia Hornbeck
Oliva: Kayla Dvorak Feld
Eufrasia: Amber Bjork
Teresa: Laura Wiebers
Felicita: Peyton McCandless
Caterina: Delta Rae Giordano

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Creative Team:
Producer: Stacey Poirier
Creator/Director: Isabel Nelson
Collaborating Playwright: Anne Bertram
Stage Manager: Lyndsey Harter
Costume Designer: Samantha Kuhn Staneart
Lighting Designer: Julia Carlis
Set Designer: Ursula K. Bowden
Assistant to Set Designer: Jenny Moeller
Graphic Design: Greg Vanselow
Photography: Richard Fleischman

Performance Location:
The Woman's Club of Minneapolis
410 Oak Grove Street
Minneapolis, MN 55403

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Review: Twin Cities Daily Planet
Arts Spotlight: Lavender Magazine

This activity is made possible by the voters of Minnesota through grants from the Metropolitan Regional Arts Council, thanks to a legislative appropriation from the arts and cultural heritage fund.

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