Silkworms graphic

Silkworms (a nun play)

Created by Isabel Nelson, Anne Bertram and Ensemble

In an era where a woman is expected to have either “a husband or a wall,” and the most exciting task in the convent is the tending of silkworms, what is an order of discontented nuns to do? When quiet rebellions no longer suffice, sometimes only a spark is needed to ignite a bolder, more dangerous revolt. A world premiere.

“A remarkable collaboration” – Matthew A. Everett, Twin Cities Daily Planet

Cast:

Prioress: Taous Claire Khazem
Giovanna: Cynthia Hornbeck
Oliva: Kayla Dvorak Feld
Eufrasia: Amber Bjork
Teresa: Laura Wiebers
Felicita: Peyton McCandless
Caterina: Delta Rae Giordano

Creative Team:

Producer: Stacey Poirier
Creator/Director: Isabel Nelson
Collaborating Playwright: Anne Bertram
Stage Manager: Lyndsey Harter
Costume Designer: Samantha Kuhn Staneart
Lighting Designer: Julia Carlis
Set Designer: Ursula K. Bowden
Assistant to Set Designer: Jenny Moeller
Graphic Design: Greg Vanselow
Photography: Richard Fleischman

Press:

Press Release
Review: Twin Cities Daily Planet
Arts Spotlight: Lavender Magazine

March 4, 2014
2:00 pm
April 26, 2014
7:30 pm
Opening
April 27, 2014
2:00 pm
May 1, 2014
7:30 pm
Pay What You Can
May 2, 2014
7:30 pm
May 3, 2014
7:30 pm
Pre-Show Panel Discussion
May 9, 2014
7:30 pm
May 10, 2014
7:30 pm
May 11, 2014
2:00 pm
Audio Described

...gets back to the very roots of live theater, and reminds us again just how compelling and powerful it can be.

Matthew A. Everett Twin Cities Daily Planet November 20, 2016

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