You’re Gonna Bleed at DIVAfest

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Works by Women San Francisco hosted our seventh Meetup event at DIVAfest: a fabulous full production of You’re Gonna Bleed, an all American black comedy about fantasies, sex and revenge (running May 9 – June 1 at EXIT Theatre.)

Founded in 2002, DIVAfest was created by Christina Augello (Artistic Director of EXIT Theatre) to provide women theater artists with a supportive place to develop and showcase new plays. DIVAfest has been home to more than 50 new works by hundreds of local and national artists. Becoming an independent non-profit organization in 2013, DIVAfest begins a new decade by embracing many different art forms and female voices, through year-round programming in addition to their annual multi-arts festival.

If you were part of the Meetup event or saw You’re Gonna Bleed 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:

Playwright: Melissa Fall

Director: Claire Rice

Sound Design: Christine McClintock

Performers: Megan Briggs, Margery Fairchild, and Eden Neuendorf

DIVAfest banner artwork by Michelle Talgarow

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3 responses to “You’re Gonna Bleed at DIVAfest

  1. I thoroughly enjoyed this. I thought the cast was great! I appreciated that the women in the play were far from “likable” (and yet– I liked them!). Enjoyed the strange and strong resonances with the Crucible and Glass Menagerie and Equus!

  2. I loved how fierce and unflinching this play was. It reminded me of the British dramatic genre “in yer face theater” which was popularized by Mark Ravenhill, Sarah Kane, and others – except feminist! It was very satisfying to see the story-line be played to the absolute extreme. Loved the juxtaposition with the Crucible also. Powerful acting and sharp directing too.

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