Pictured: Jennifer Mays
Unicorn Theatre has announced the cast and creative team for Karen Hartman’s PROJECT DAWN.
Produced as part of A National New Play Network Rolling World Premiere with People’s Light and Horizon Theatre, and directed by Heidi Van, the production features Jennifer Mays, Kathleen Warfel, Nedra Dixon, Amy Elizabeth Attaway, Vanessa A. Davis, Leah Swank-Miller, and Lanette King.
The creative team includes Emily Swenson (Scenic Designer), David Kiehl (Sound Designer), Art Kent (Lighting Designer), Georgianna Londré Buchanan (Costume Designer), Eric Palmquist (Properties Designer), Mary Allison Joseph (Dramaturg) with Gregory Chafin (Technical Director), Chloé Robbins (Production Assistant), and Tanya Brown (Stage Manager).
From the press release: “In this vital and surprisingly funny new play, seven actresses play fourteen characters on both sides of a radical new courtroom experiment. Every day these lawyers, judges, and social workers provide support for women desperate to escape the cycles of drug addiction, prostitution and poverty. In the tradition of Orange is the New Black, get a glimpse inside the lives of women struggling to change their circumstances against the odds. Playwright Karen Hartman explores the thin line that separates freedom from incarceration, inside the real-life Project Dawn Court in Philadelphia, PA.”
PROJECT DAWN runs January 24 – February 18th. For more information visit UnicornTheatre.org.