Monica L. Williams, Jennifer Murphy & Felice Belle
photographed by Robyn Twomey
July 24 @ 9:30pm, Joe’s Pub at The Public
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A two-woman show that interrogates reigning ideas about women as artists, lovers, friends and sisters, while simultaneously exploring uncomfortable truths, laughter, and tears that life also brings. Other Women is a featured production of #LOVEHUSTLE and it captures the tension of pursuing one’s dreams as women who live their lives on the outskirts of society norms.
“We want to explore and showcase aspects of women’s lives that are rarely seen, the behind closed door conversations, the things you would only say to your sisters, the women we’re not supposed to be in public.” Monica L. Williams
writers and performers: Felice Belle & Jennifer Murphy
developer and director: Monica L Williams
image designer: Robyn Twomey
projection technician: Joshua Shain
general manager: Aaron L. McKinney
production coordinator: Kristina Gramlich
MONICA L. WILLIAMS (Developer/Director) is a NYC based curator, cultural producer and theater director whose work has been presented at leading performing arts institutions across the United States including Brooklyn Academy of Music, the World Famous Apollo Theater, and John F. Kennedy Center. She received training in theater and cross-sector art at Wright State University and New York University. www.monicalwilliams.com
FELICE BELLE (Writer/Performer) is a poet, playwright, and pop culture enthusiast. She was a featured performer at TED’s inaugural City 2.0 conference and her young audiences play, Game On! premiered at the Kennedy Center, as part of the One Mic: Hip Hop Culture Worldwide festival. Her writing has been published in several journals and anthologies including Oral Tradition, SLAM, and Bum Rush the Page. Playwriting credits include Joy in Repetition, Tell the Truth Lying, and It Is Reasonable to Expect. She holds a B.S. in Industrial Engineering from Columbia University, an M.A. in Individualized Study from NYU Gallatin and an M.F.A. in Creative Writing from Long Island University. She spends her free time solving fictional crimes. www.felicebelle.com
JENNIFER MURPHY (Writer/Performer) is an award-winning writer, performer, and poet whose work has been published in Highway 99, Mississippi Review, Joyful Noise, Bum Rush the Page, Words in Your Face, and many other literary journals and anthologies. As a performer, Murphy has been featured nationally at a wide-array of venues, including: Knitting Factory, Culture Project, Gene Frankel Theater, Theater for the New City, The Nuyorican Poets Café, the Puerto Rican Cultural Center, Columbia, Princeton, NYU, and Cooper Union. A recipient of the PEN Oakland-Josephine Miles Literary Award honoring excellence in multicultural literature, Murphy has also received grants from the Annenberg Foundation, Vermont Studio Center, and NYU’s Veterans Writing Workshop. She holds a B.A. from Syracuse University, an M.A. from the University of Chicago, and an M.F.A. in fiction writing from NYU. www.gingerlid.com
ROBYN TWOMEY (Image Designer) is a California born and Brooklyn dwelling editorial and fine art photographer. Recent exhibitions include “Medicine”, a solo show at the Patricia Sweetow Gallery, the San Francisco Arts Commission Chain Reaction show and a solo show at The Luggage Store Gallery in San Francisco. Her work has been published in The New York Times Magazine, Wired, People, The Village Voice and more. www.robyntwomey.com
JOSHUA SHAIN (Projection Designer) works with a wide variety of artists; recent collaborators include: Aquila Theatre Company, Undercover Productions, Perry Street Theatricals, The Battles Musical LLC., BEDLAM, Working Barn Productions, New Light Theater Project, LiveSource, Pipeline Theatre Company, Colt Coeur, New Saloon, New York Shakespeare Exchange, Chautauqua Theater Company and BAM. Joshua is currently the Assistant Production Manager at BRIC, where he facilitates multidisciplinary work at BRIC House and, in the summer, advances the BRIC Celebrate Brooklyn! festival at the Prospect Park Bandshell.
AARON L. MCKINNEY (General Manager) has over two decades of experience in theatrical stage productions. He earned his BA from Florida A & M University and MFA from California Institute of the Arts. Aaron has worked in various management positions throughout his career in theaters ranging from small community theaters in Florida to large regional theaters in Los Angeles. Currently, Aaron is the General Manager at Hi-ARTS and has also held positions in the following New York organizations: Stella Adler Studio of Acting, Sankofa.org and 651 ARTS. www.aaronLmckinney.com
KRISTINA GRAMLICH (Production Coordinator) is a poet, performer and teaching artist with a BA in Theatre Arts from City College. In 2012, she toured Paris, France with her poetry and wrote her first one-woman show, That’s Love Right?, a year later. Her work is heavily influenced by the stigmas around body image and mental health. Alongside five years stage management experience, Kristina is currently pursuing her Masters in Educational Theatre and desires to create, develop and challenge the uprising field of Theatre for Young Audiences.