Rehearsals are officially underway for Sex, War, and Syphilis! Written by Katherine Glover and directed by Morgan Holmes, the show will appear as part of Raw Sugar Theater and Theatre Unbound’s Women/Trans/Femme (WTF) Playwriting Workshop.
As of now I don’t know anything about the other shows in the workshop/festival aside from the fact that all are new comedic works by women, trans, and femme artists. These new works challenge audiences to rethink their own perspectives on gender, sexuality, privilege, and community through comedy. Feminist comedy is essential to building a community of artists and audiences committed to gender equity.
Sex, War, and Syphilis Synopsis:
A historical comedy about government efforts during World War I to protect soldiers from syphilis by policing young women’s sexuality. It’s 1917 and the once sleepy town of Des Moines has been inundated with soldiers-in-training. Seventeen-year-old Hazel is entranced by these young men in uniform, and her best friend Florence doesn’t like it one bit. Meanwhile in Washington D.C., the war department has launched a new agency dedicated solely to protecting soldiers from syphilis — and from girls like Hazel.
I play a few different roles in the show. The majority of my scenes, however, are as real-life-person Raymond Fosdick.
It’s an honor to be in this production. The show is hilarious and made so much funnier with an incredibly talented cast. It feels so good to be back in the rehearsal room again. I’ve missed it!
The show opens in April at the Crane Theater. To learn more about specific dates and times, check out the Events page. And as soon as I know more about ticket cost, I’ll add that info too. Stay tuned!