Daughters of Leda (and the Mad & Merry Women's Histories Festival)
IRT Theater
New York, NY
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Daughters of Leda (and the Mad & Merry Women's Histories Festival)
In Residence at IRT Theater:November 25- December 22, 2014

Written and Directed by Madeline Sayet

As the seasons change and Persephone returns to the underworld, a mortal girl arrives at the same time asking questions that turn history upside down. The Fates have a game up their sleeve - they are tired, they need a vacation. But in order to leave, they have to give the stories they exploited back. In a whirlwind of events, Adam & Eve, Leda (& the Swan), Helen, Clytemnestra, Iphigenia, and Electra all come together to choose their own destinies and finally tell their side of the stories that have instilled fear of feminine knowledge for far too long.

The production stars: Lauren Annunziata, Alexandra Bailey, Andi Bohs, Claire Burke, Brett Hecksher, Michelle Honaker, Megan Lee, and Pamela Weingarden. The design and production staff includes You-Shin Chen (set), Lux Haac (costumes), Evan Roby (lighting), Emily Auciello (sound), and Jenn Jacobs (stage manager).

Previews Dec 11 and 12 at 8PM
Opening Night Dec 13 at 8 PM
Performances Dec 17, 18, 19, 20, at 8 PM December 14th and 21 2pm

At IRT:154 Christopher st. NYC #3B (third floor)

Madeline Sayet (Writer/Director)  is the Artistic Director of the Mad and Merry Theatre Company, Resident Artistic Director at Amerinda Inc, a Van Lier Directing Fellow at Second Stage, a National Arts Strategies Creative Community Fellow, and a recipient of the White House Champion of Change Award for Native America. Select directing includes: Powwow Highway (HERE), Miss Lead (59e59), Uncommon Women and Others (Connelly Theater), The Tempest (Brooklyn Lyceum, Sylvestor Manor). Upcoming: Magic Flute (Glimmerglass). She is currently founding the Native Shakespeare Ensemble at Amerinda Inc.

The Mad & Merry Women's Histories Festival is a series of work in the early stages of development on the theme of re-envisioning women's histories.

Sunday Dec 14th at 7 PM: An Evening of Shorts
Joan by Tessa Flannery, Directed by Rebecca Cunningham
Olga by Dwayne Yancey, Directed by Scott Davis
Observation NYC by Mary Parris, Directed by Alex Mallory
Granny Grey by Melissa Tantaquidgeon Zobel, Directed by Corinne Woods

Monday Dec 15th at 7 PM: A Staged Reading of "The Great Divide" by Alix Sobler, Directed by Kristin McCarthy Parker

Saturday Dec 20th at 2PM: A Staged Reading of "In My Father's Eyes" by Mary Kathryn Nagle, Directed by Madeline Sayet
Tucked away in the old Archive Building in Greenwich Village NYC, IRT is a grassroots theater development laboratory providing space, support and community for independent artists.

Kori Rushton, Artistic Director

PLEASE NOTE: All sales final and there is no late seating at IRT Theater.


IRT Theater
154 Christopher Street #3B
New York, NY 10014
United States


Arts > Performance
Arts > Theatre

Dog Friendly: No
Non-Smoking: Yes!
Wheelchair Accessible: Yes!