The WWSF team hosted our sixth Meetup event at Symmetry Theatre: a double-bill of their full production of Julia Cho’s award-winning play The Language Archive (running April 6-28 at the Berkeley City Club) and a staged reading of Carol Lashof’s new play Just Deserts.
Is love a universal language or, like Esperanto, the stuff only dreams are made of? Julia Cho’s The Language Archive is a lyrical exploration into how language can sometimes be our greatest obstacle in communication.
Carol Lashof’s Just Deserts retells the Oresteia’s ancient story of cultural transformation from the point of view of The Furies — immortal beings dedicated to the age-old principle of a slit throat for a slit throat.
Now producing their 2nd season, Symmetry Theatre’s mission includes the idea of ‘balance on the boards’ – choosing plays in which the female characters equal or exceed the male characters, and giving contracts to union actors in equal numbers in regards to gender.
If you were part of the Meetup event or saw The Language Archives or Just Deserts on your own, we would love to hear your shout-outs to the women artists involved. What did you find enjoyable, meaningful or interesting about their work? Post your comments below and celebrate the artistry of:
The Language Archives
Performers: Danielle Levin*, Stacy Ross* and Elena Wright*
Director: Chloe Bronzan
Playwright: Julia Cho
Performers: Louise Chegwidden*, Louel Senores, Megan Kilian Uttam*, and Valerie Weak*
Playwright: Carol Lashof
* members of Actors’ Equity