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An interview I conducted with San Francisco playwright Marissa Skudlarek, in which we discuss her new play, Pleiades. Inspired by the seven celestial sisters of Greek myth, the play reimagines the events and characters during the early 1970s. I caught up with Marissa to discuss playwrighting, Feminism, and self-producing a small play with a large cast of mostly-female actors.
For more information about the play, please visit it official site at Pleiades SF.
Charles Lewis III is today’s guest blogger, with an extremely thorough interview of Marissa Skudlarek, author of the upcoming world premiere, PLEIADES. We’re super excited about the show, and encourage everyone to go. We’d also like to let Marissa know we have never used the term Box Office Babe ironically. “Babe” is a gender neutral term and we consider anyone willing to work our box office SUPER SEXY.
“Canst thou bind the sweet influences of Pleiades, or loose the bands of Orion?”
– The Holy Bible, Book of Job: Chapter 38, verse 31 (King James Version)
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