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


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

March 4, 2014
2:00 pm
April 26, 2014
7:30 pm
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

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