In episode 7 of the PMA Podcast, Cornell Performing and Media Arts PhD students Jayme Kilburn and Erin Stoneking talk about Civic Ensemble's upcoming women's performance workshop, She Persists (May 11–14). She Persists is a devised performance using personal narratives from women-identified members of the Ithaca community. The performances are a culmination of a yearlong workshop aimed at creating a “community of women.” Using the template of consciousness-raising groups that sprung out of the Women’s Movement, the women’s performance workshop creates a safe space for women to talk about their personal lives and socially relevant issues. From these conversations, participants shaped their stories into an interwoven performance.
Thursday–Saturday at 7:30 p.m.; Sunday at 4:30 p.m.
Lehman Alternative Community School
111 Chestnut St., Ithaca, NY
Ticket Reservations: $10–$20, limited number of pay-what-you-can tickets at the door