Voices (Griffin)

by  Susan Griffin

Full Length Play, Drama  /  5f

A play in poetry about the lives of five women who don't know one another, nor speak to each other. Rather they're telling their life stories to the audience. Each is facing some crisis in life. Erin speaks bitterly of suicide. Kate, near the end of a life in which she always overcame circumstances,…

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Voices (Griffin)

by  Susan Griffin

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A play in poetry about the lives of five women who don't know one another, nor speak to each other. Rather they're telling their life stories to the audience. Each is facing some crisis in life. Erin speaks bitterly of suicide. Kate, near the end of a life in which she always overcame circumstances, is fearful of death. All the voices speak in counterpoint to one another, leaving an unspoken dialogue as they echo one another. The play moves in counterpoint and resonance until the women speak in chorus their voices exchanging scenes from a common history. Then each sees where her life has moved her. In the end these women's voices are no longer isolated, nor are their lives separate. Voices opened to great audience acclaim in New York City.
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  • Reader's Theatre

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  • Minimum Fee: $75 per performance

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5f
ERIN
ROSALINDE
MAYA
KATE
GRACE
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Susan Griffin

Susan Griffin

VOICES was first presented in a showcase at the Theatre at St. Clement's in New York City in May, 1978. Directed by Estelle Parson.

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