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Project Dawn
June 7 July 9
Project Dawn
June 7 July 9
World Premiere
June 7-July 9, 2017
By Karen Hartman Directed by Abigail Adams Steinbright Stage
A revolutionary, life-changing court in Philadelphia, designed by a passionate and shockingly funny group of women.

National New Play Network Rolling World Premiere Philadelphia is home to a revolutionary court designed by a passionate and shockingly funny group of women. Every day these lawyers, judges, parole officers, and staff work to transform the lives of women repeatedly convicted for prostitution. In this daring and vital new play in which eight actresses portray multiple participants and members of the court, Karen Hartman probes the thin lines between freedom and slavery, activism and obsession for women on both sides of the law. Inspired by Hartman’s extensive first–hand research inside Project Dawn Court, this play is the first produced work from our nationally renowned New Play Frontiers Residency & Commission program at People’s Light.

Cast and Creative Team
Nadira Beard
Janis Dardaris
Judge Kaplan/Bonnie
Melanye Finister
Yvette Ganier
Susanna Guzmán
Antoinette LaVecchia
Claire Inie-Richards
Danielle Skraastad
Tracy/Sister Carol
Karen Hartman
Abigail Adams
Jessica Ford
Set Designer
Jessica Ford
Costume Designer
Dennis Parichy
Lighting Designer
Karin Graybash
Sound Designer
Melanie Julian
Dialect Coach
Audrey M. Brown
Stage Manager
Zak Berkman
Line Producer