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A woman lost in travel finds herself confronted by ghosts of her youth through dialogue with an abandoned Japanese doll.

A woman lost in travel finds herself confronted by ghosts of her youth through dialogue with an abandoned Japanese doll. Shifting in time, place and perspective, Girls Who Drew Horses is a meditation on establishing identity and discovering freedom within its metaphysical boundaries. 

Girls Who Drew Horses started as a series of monologues written by Meghann McCracken, explored in a short and intense rehearsal process with director Rebecca Frank and four local actors. Joined by composer Nick Jaina, these monologues were presented to an invited audience in October, 2011 at the Allways Lounge. 

Now, after thorough re-imagining, Girls Who Drew Horses returns to the Allways. Joining McCracken, Frank, and Jaina is visual artist and designer Kourtney Keller. Featuring performances by Becca Chapman, Shannon March and Jessica Podewell.

This initial funding will help us realize three scheduled performances on:

Thursday, February 2 at 8pm, Friday, February 3 at 8pm and Sunday, February 5 at 2pm.

How your contributions help:

The $1500.00 we are hoping to raise will pay for renting the performance space, set construction, costume design, props and creating promotional materials. 

We hope to bring the show to another city this summer, and back this fall, for another run in New Orleans!

More about the participants:

Meghann McCracken (see sidebar)

Rebecca Frank has been involved in theatre and film her entire life. She received her BFA with honors from NYU’s Tisch School of Performing Arts and has worked as an actor, teacher,student, director,  dramaturge, designer and stage manager in Chicago, Atlanta, New York City, Amsterdam, London, Cambodia, Burma, and Indonesia.  She has spent the last seven years in New Orleans working predominantly at the Shakespeare Festival at Tulane, and will receive her MFA in directing from Tulane University in May 2012. She is looking forward to an imminent return to NYC, where among other pursuits, she will be directing for the conservatory students at  Stella Adler.  Frank is honored to be working with such inspirational and talented artists.

Nick Jaina is a musician and writer from Portland, Oregon. He has released a handful of albums in the past decade on Hush Records. His last full-length was A Bird in the Opera House. He is releasing a new album this spring featuring all new songs he wrote and produced, with vocals from ten different female singers. That album is called The Beanstalks That Have Brought Us Here Are Gone. He is currently working on a ballet and choral music project in New York City that involves dancers from the New York City Ballet. nickjaina.com

Kourtney Keller  is a Grand Rapids, Michigan-born, New Orleans, Louisiana-based experimental media artist drawing from the tactile world, Kourtney Keller has exhibited her work in film, video, and installation in the United States and Europe.   Ms. Keller holds a BFA in Media Arts from Pratt Institute, Brooklyn, NY and an MFA as a Fellow from the University of New Orleans, LA with a concentration in Digital Media.  She has received Kodak’s Student Filmmaker Award, NextFrame Film Festival’s Editing Prize, and recognition for her most recent project, The DRIVEINEVITABLE, in Art in America (January 2011), in conjunction with New Orleans’ Biennial P.1.5.  Keller's skills are consistently engaged in freelance projects involving video, animation, photography, motion graphic design, illustration, and post-production. kourtneykeller.com

With performances by seasoned, local actors: Becca Chapman, Shannon March and Jessica Podewell

Lighting Design by Zane Hilton 

Stage Managed by Erica Badowski

Assistant Directed by Hope Barnard

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