by University of Texas New Theatre (UTNT)
Apr. 13 - Apr. 21, 2018
Nights before Darla's 21st birthday, she is told of The Belleford women's great power that she will inherit. Darla's girlfriend is a tad angry with her. Oh, and the family cat, Winston, has started talking. While studying her induction into the family coven, Sherry, Darla's grandmother, falls sick. Darla must negotiate her family's legacy, her power and the love of her life...all before she's able to drink.
Directed by Alice Stanley
MOTHERWITCH contains mature content.
ABOUT THE PLAYWRIGHT
Travis Tate is a queer black playwright, poet and performer from Austin, Texas. Their poetry appeared in "Borderlands: Texas Poetry Review," "Underblong" and "Mr. Ma'am," among other publications. Their one-person drag show, "It's a Travesty! One Night with Jazzie Mercado!," was presented at the 2017 Cohen New Work Festival and is Salvage Vanguard (November 2017).
ABOUT THE DIRECTOR
Alice Stanley is a playwright and director, and the found of Coheion Theatre Company in Baltimore, MD. Alice has won Best Director from Baltimore City Paper's Best of Baltimore 2016, The Bad Oracle and DC Metro Theatre Arts, and received the Mayor's Individual Artist Award. Their full-length play "Sally McCoy" has been workshopped at The Strand Theatre and The Barter Theatre and produced at Cohesion Theatre Company.
ABOUT UTNT (UT New Theatre)
UTNT (UT New Theatre), curated by Liz Engelman and Steven Dietz, presents newly developed works from playwrights of Texas Theatre and Dance and the Michener Center for Writers. Now in its eleventh season, this showcase exists as an incubator for new work, with many plays continuing on to be professionally produced across the country.
April 13 - April 21, 2018
300 East 23rd Street
Austin, TX, 78712