She Said/She Said was Rebecca Gingrich-Jones’ MFA thesis project at the Catholic University of America. A full production of She Said/She Said was then performed at the Catholic University of America. It received developmental readings at First Draft at Charter Theater in Washington, DC and Arlington, VA in September, 2011. She Said/She Said received an honorable mention from the Jane Chambers Student Playwriting competition. Our production took place at Bread and Water Theatre in Rochester, New York in April 2012.
The story is inspired by true events. A mother renounces her homosexuality and attempts to keep her ex-wife from seeing their child. Flashing between the courtroom, conflicting memories of the marriage, and an evangelical church, She Said/She Said asks us to redraw the boundaries of faith, justice, and love.
The Rochester production of She Said/She Said was accepted into the Manhattan Repertory Theatre Summer Festival 2012. A majority of the creative team graduated from the theater department at Nazareth College which makes us a tight knit, unique, group of emerging Rochester artists. The play's innovative writing and relevant subject matter force the audience to question their personal views and potentially alter their perspective on universal issues such as religion and homosexuality. The story is told from several points of view, leaving the audience to decide what is right or wrong. This play, however, goes beyond the surface of these social issues and delves into a deeper understanding of everyday relationships.
Any donation to help offset production and travel costs would be greatly appreciated.The 2,000 dollar goal is a minimal amount of money we will need in this adventure. The money donated will go towards the creative teams travel expenses including the trip down and the stay in NYC. It also covers production costs (Rights to the show, Additional props needed, advertisement).
All of the above pictures were taken by the wonderful Marisa Teeter!
Here is the link to the festival:
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