SHE NYC ARTS
AN OFF-BROADWAY RUN OF TWO PLAYS IN REP
THE TRUE STORY OF FIVE BLACK NURSES SERVING THE COUNTRY THAT WOULDN’T SERVE THEM
In the aftermath of Pearl Harbor, Mayvee, Georgia, Elinor, Marjorie, and Thelma enlist to serve their country and are sent to Fort Huachuca, an army base camp in Arizona.
As Black nurses, they’re in charge of treating enemy prisoners of war. They quickly learn the rules of the camp: stay segregated from the white soldiers, always treat the white soldiers first, and remember: we’re all on the same team, fighting for the same country.
Universal and real, this story tackles issues that are still relevant today: racism and sexism. Inspired by the true story of a group of incredible women, an inside look at survival in the army in the 1940s for those who were treated as less-than even when they were fighting for our country.
THE CITY THAT NEVER SLEEPS
IS BEING PUT TO THE TEST
This deeply dark and acerbically funny mystery follows Reaver, a bone-tired Black coroner, as he investigates a city being torn apart by a gruesome plague – one that causes sleeplessness and spontaneous, explosive death.
Unreliably narrated, and accompanied by original music by The Mombs, BLOODSHOT is an alluring, distorted romp through a familiar city on the brink of a very human meltdown.
Find out who goes BLOODSHOT… and who’s unlucky enough to make it out alive.
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WITH ORIGINAL MUSIC BY
Please note that BLOODSHOT is not appropriate for audiences under the age of 18. Click here to view full content notices.
FROM OUR NATIONWIDE FESTIVALS TO AN OFF-BROADWAY RUN:
A double header of two plays by our most exciting alumni playwrights
TIME TRAVEL WITH US:
The A.R.T./NY Mezzanine Theater
502 West 53rd Street
September 23-October 14, 2023
These 2 shows will perform in rep — they’ll trade off every other performance. Join us for just one show, or see them both!
TICKETS START AT $39
SEE BOTH SHOWS FOR $65
NOT IN NEW YORK?
Get digital tickets at watch from the comfort of your own home! You’ll be able to stream a recorded version of the shows from October 8th at 2:00pm EST through October 15 at 11:59pm EST.
Performances are Tuesday through Saturday at 7:30pm, Saturday and Sunday at 2pm
Fort Huachuca by Ailema Sousa (from the 2021 SheLA Theater Festival) and Bloodshot by Elinor T Vanderburg (SheNYC Theater Festival Alumni Playwright of The Human Incubator, 2017 and Dancing Girl, 2019) will run in a repertory production this fall, transporting us from the world of a WWII Army Base to a nightmarish, alternate-universe New York City.
The mission of SheNYC Arts is to disrupt the “pipeline issue” that keeps marginalized artists off big stages, so it’s a dream come true to be able to bring these two full productions to an off-Broadway run together.
“BLOODSHOT is going to grab the audience by the throat and will not let go....[FORT HUACHUCA's] impact lies in the small, important, gripping details.”
-THE NEW YORK AMSTERDAM NEWS
BEHIND THE SCENES
A first look inside the worlds of BLOODSHOT and FORT HUACHUCA
ABOUT THE PLAYWRIGHTS
Elinor T Vanderburg
Elinor T Vanderburg is an American writer, designer, and voice artist born in Washington, D.C. She writes plays for and about misfits, creating troubled, chimerical landscapes as a call to real-world r/evolutionary action. Elinor is a Co-Creative Director of Fresh Ground Pepper, the Art Director of SheNYC and one half of the illusory theater company underlords. She lives and works in Bushwick, Brooklyn.
ABOUT THE PLAYWRIGHTS
Playwright, Fort Huachuca
Angolan-born British actress & writer Ailema Sousa graduated from the renowned Royal Academy of Dramatic Art in 2016. Winner of ‘The Most Promising Playwright award at the Los Angeles Fringe Festival (2018), she was later commissioned to write her second play ‘Morongo’ by the Inkwell Theatre Company. As an actor, you can watch her on THE CROWN on Netflix.
Photo Credit: Danielle DeMatteo
THE CREATIVE TEAM
Bloodshot directed by
Fort Huachuca directed by
Elinor T Vanderburg
Nora Marlow Smith
Production Stage Manager
Destynee McMichael, Emily Rellis
Jennifer Friedland, Clear Day Productions
PR: Candi Adams PR
Marketing: Schloss Marketing Solutions
Katelyn E. Appiah-Kubi
Susan Freeman; Understudy for Thelma, Marjorie, Georgia, Mayvee, and Elinor
The Narrator/The Bartender
Detective Bella Marjorie
Jordan Antonette Mosley
Julianne Mayerson/Dr. Coney
Ron Roland the Mattress Baron/Ron Roland the Second
James/The Naked Man