June 11th - 20th, 2015
at the Manny Fried Playhouse
Subversive Theatre unapologetically presents
for the fifth installment of our "Subversive Youth Series"
by Eve Ensler
A celebration of the
revolutionary voice inside
young women all over the world!
Directed by Kelly Beuth*,
Starring emerging student actors from
Buffalo's Performing Arts High School
June 11th - 20th, 2015
Thursdays, Fridays, & Saturdays @ 8pm
Plus a pay-what-you-can preview on Wed, June 10th
Tickets $12 General Admission
or $10 for students, seniors, and Subversive members
$8 for BAVPA Students with ID
For both Thursday shows admission is pay-what-you-can!
here to purchase tickets online for all shows
"'Emotional Creature' is a theatrically lit match
that will light a fire in your heart and has the potential to
spark a girl revolution."
the fifth installment of our annual "Subversive Youth Series,"
we are excited to present the Western New York debut of EMOTIONAL
CREATURE by theatre's best known feminist playwright Eve Ensler.
a daring twist on her ground-breaking play THE VAGINA MONOLOGUES, Ensler once
again bases her work on testimonials from women all over the world -- but this
time the focus is on young women coming of age under some of the most
challenging conditions. Speaking out on a long list of Twenty-First Century
issues spanning from body image, eating disorders, sexual orientation, teen
pregnancy, peer pressure, sexual abuse, genital mutilation, and much much
more, EMOTIONAL CREATURE boldly
offers a rare opportunity for young women to take center stage amidst a
whirlwind of monologues, music, and unbridled dance sequences.
painful, sometimes funny, always heartfelt and irresistibly honest, this
one-act, twelve-character play proudly delivers an empowering celebration
of the revolutionary voice inside young women all over the world.
short skirt is a liberation flag in the women's army.
I declare these streets, any street, my body's
CREATURE is directed by our
ever-imaginative Youth Series Director Kelly Beuth* and features the
emerging talents of her acting students at Buffalo's Academy for the Visual
and Performing Arts: Kajana Stover, Hanifah Habeeb, Aqueira Roberts, Anika
Pace, Diamond Fonn, Kyla Rowsey, Corinne McLoughlin, Sierra Johnson, Elizabeth
Camara, Silver Johnson, Isabelle Trump, and Victoria Medley.
Sound & Set Design is by the director herself with Lighting Design by
Subversive Theatre's Founder and Artistic Director Kurt Schneiderman*.
is the fifth edition of our "Subversive Youth Series"
dedicated to giving young and developing artists the opportunity to present
daring new plays that speak out with a radical voice on issues facing young
people today. Our program began back in 2011 with TICK, TICK...
BOOM! by Jonathan Larsen. It was followed by BANG, BANG, YOU'RE
DEAD by William Mastrosimone in 2012 and FOUR LITTLE GIRLS:
BIRMINGHAM 1963 to mark the fifty year anniversary of the racist
Birmingham bombings in 2013. Most recently, we presented THE SECRET
LIFE OF GIRLS by Linda Daugherty.
thrilled to see this program continue to bloom and grow over the years.
We hope you'll join us to see the latest installment of this always-raw,
always-relevant, always inspiring tradition.
isn't who you think she is. Free Barbie!!!"
CREATURE runs June 11th - 20th with
performances Thursdays, Fridays, and Saturdays at 8pm. For both Thursday
performances, admission is pay-what-you-can. There will be one preview
performance on Wednesday, June 10th at 8pm which is open to the public on a
pay-what-you-can basis. All shows are in our regular performance venue, The
Manny Fried Playhouse at 255 Great Arrow Avenue on the third floor of
North Buffalo's historic Great Arrow Building.
more information on this or any of our other SUBVERSIVE ACTIVITIES,
give us a call at 716-408-0499 where you can leave reservations and/or
messages for your comrades at Subversive Theatre!