How to Defend Yourself
By Lily Padilla
Directed by Marti Lyons
Production Photos from How to Defend Yourself at the 43rd Humana Festival with Actors Theatre of Louisville
Molly Adea - Nikki | David Ball - Andy | Anna Crivelli - Brandi |
Abby Leigh Huffstetler - Kara | Ariana Mahallati - Mojdeh | Jonathan Moises Olivares - Eggo | Gabriela Ortega - Diana
Playwright: Lily Padilla | Director: Marti Lyons | Dramaturg: Jessica Reese | Scenic Designer: Kimie Nishikawa | Costume Designer: Dina Abd El-Aziz | Lighting Designer: Heather Gilbert | Sound Designer: Luqman Brown | Movement Director: Stephanie Paul | Fight Director: Drew Fracher | Stage Manager: Jan Hubert
Brandi starts teaching her peers self-defense after fraternity brothers assault one of her sorority sisters. Visceral and provocative, How to Defend Yourself examines the impact of rape culture, on campus and beyond.
Production photos from Self-Conchas at OnStage Playhouse
Molly Adea - Shelly
Hannah Trujillo - Concha
Lupe Saucedo - Consuelo
Written by Wendy Maples, Crystal Mercado, Veronica Burgess, Carlenne Lacosta, Reanne Lacosta, Nicole Odiawa, Natalie Ovalle, Mel Rico, Sinai Rico, Natalie Tommasino, Alejandra Villanueva, Sofia Zaragoza
Self-Conchas is about three San Diego girls - a Chicana, a Filipina, and a Mexicana - explore their immigrant identities all while surviving their first year in a new territory: middle school.
By Bocon Arts and TuYo Theatre
Directed by Wendy Maples and Crystal Mercado
Wagner New Play Festival
Molly Adea - Nikki | Mary Rose Branick - Kara | Ariana Mahallati - Mojdeh | Fedra Ramirez - Diana | Trevor Rintzler - Eggo | Garrett Schulte - Andy | Andrea Van Den Boogard - Brandi
Scenic Designer: Yi-Chien Lee | Costume Designer: Annie Le | Lighting Designer: Minjoo Kim | Sound Designer: Steven Leffue | Dramaturg: Gabe Greene | Production Stage Manager: Amber R. Dettmers
Seven college students gather for a DIY self-defense workshop after a sorority sister is raped. HOW TO DEFEND YOURSELF explores what you want, how to ask for it, and the insidious ways rape culture steals one's body and sense of belonging.