Project Dawn

by  Karen Hartman

Full Length Play, Drama  /  7f

Philadelphia is home to a revolutionary – and shockingly funny - treatment court for prostitute women. In Project Dawn, seven actresses double as a staff members and court participants, probing the thin lines between freedom and slavery, activism and obsession, on both sides of the law.

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    120 minutes (2 hours)
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    • Adult


"Gritty and harsh, but with flashes of humor and hope." DC Metro

"Powerful, heart-rending, often slyly funny, and serendipitously timely during a national conversation over drug abuse and sex trafficking." Broadway World


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  • Blackbox / Second Stage /Fringe Groups

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  • Minimum Fee: $100 per performance



  • Duration: 120 minutes (2 hours)


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Karen Hartman

Karen Hartman’s Good Faith: Four Chats about Race and the New Haven Fire Department premieres at Yale Repertory Theater in 2019, directed by Kenny Leon. In spring 2018, Hartman’s The Book of Joseph became the highest grossing play in the Everyman Theatre’s history. Joseph and two other recent plays Ro ...

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