A Convent of Pleasure, by Margaret Cavendish March 28th, 2014
Margaret Cavendish's A Convent of Pleasure directed by Elyse Singer dramaturgy by Whitney Aronson and Melissa Conkling March 28, 2014 6:30 P.M.
ELYSE SINGER (Director) is the founding Artistic Director of Hourglass Group, with whom she has directed the OBIE-winning Trouble in Paradise; Mae West’s plays SEX and The Pleasure Man (with Charles Busch), Ruth Margraff’s Red Frogs at PS122, and produced the GLAAD-winning Beebo BrinkerChronicles. Her play Frequency Hopping won the International STAGE Playwriting Competition and ran at 3LD. Recent: Nick Hallett/Shana Moulton’s multimedia opera Whispering Pines X and Trav SD’s Fickle Mistress at Dixon Place. Yale, Hunter.
DR. LISA WALTERS (Introduction) is a Postdoctoral Research Fellow at Ghent University in Belgium. Her book, Margaret Cavendish: Gender, Science and Politics will be published this November by Cambridge University Press. She has also published several articles about Cavendish and Shakespeare as well. She is the current President of the International Margaret Cavendish Society.
MELISSA CONKLING (Dramaturg) received a BA in Theatre from Eastern Connecticut State University, concentrating in Acting and Directing. In 2013, she was one of seven ECSU students who traveled to Oahu, Hawaii to perform a series of site-specific theatrical pieces written, directed and performed by the students. She completed an internship in Creative Development at Davenport Theatrical Enterprises, and is currently a dramaturgy intern for Julia Quinn Productions. She is pursuing a Master’s Degree in Theatre at Hunter College.
WHITNEY GAIL ARONSON (Assistant Director) is a recent MFA graduate in Directing from The New School for Drama, where her credits included: Yoga Class, What I Knead, The Boss is the Boss, Chelsea Hotel, Bottom Men, Intimate Apparel, and Exit Carolyn. Whitney recently adapted a new translation of Gustav Adolf for the August Strindberg Repertory Theatre, and is currently directing a production of The Deadly Dance for the company, which opens in April.