“...gripping and riveting...
...Mitchell does not shy away from the brutality...
... a drama about their nobility as survivors and as female warriors. The pace is intense and emotionally exhausting as they place everything they value clearly on the line... ...Your mind and heart will be opened to their stories. ...The cast is uniformly excellent under the steady hand of director Lucie Tiberghien.”
~Bonnie Goldberg, Connecticut Critic’s Circle
Queens For A Year
Fearlessly prescient of this #MeToo outcry, told with deft humor, authenticity and humanity, two young women take refuge within a family of four generations of female Marines, in rural Virginia.
The definitive play confronting the untold histories, grit, and danger faced by women who serve.
“…a gripping tale of the consequences of war that orders us to stand at attention…Mitchell’s no-nonsense writing style establishes a bond between the audience and the women early…engrossing…It’s definitely theater that makes us think: it's a boot camp for the mind.” ~Lauren Yarger, Connecticut Arts
CAST: Hend Ayoub, Mary Bacon, Vanessa Butler, Sarah Nicole Deaver, Laura Heisler, Mat Hostetler, Charlotte Maier, Rosemary Prinz
T.D. is an award-winning writer based in Brooklyn. Her latest, VRTU-L, was featured at the Bay Area Playwrights Festival. A darkly comic, absurdist multimedia piece exposing the disorienting relationship between psychology, persuasive tech, the internet game design, and the military, VRTU-L is the third in her veterans' play series, following QUEENS FOR A YEAR and BEYOND THE 17th PARALLEL. A Yaddo alum, her next artist's fellowship is at VCCA this fall, where she's writing a new play dealing with American feminist identity and the immigration crisis.
Lucie Tiberghien is a French and American theater and opera director, and a translator, based in Brooklyn, NY.
Photo by Defining Studios, courtesy of Hartford Stage