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La Salpêtrière

By Kelsey Mesa

Reading: March 25, 2023

Performance: September 28 -October 14, 2023

Capitol Hill Arts Workshop, Taffety Punk Theatre Company

Preliminary designs done during a workshop for the show in March 2023.

A 19th century hospital, La Salpêtrière, became famous as a center for the treatment of hysteria. Women were sometimes “treated” in degrading demonstrations that were open to the public.  In Kelsey Mesa’s stunning new play, we follow new patient Yvette from her mysterious arrival in the hospital, through the many degrading practices by its doctor, to her ultimate fight to reclaim her life. La Salpêtrière is a story as uplifting as it is heartbreaking. It mines humor from the absurd realities of the past to deliver a magnificent tale of inspiration for all.

Creative Team

 

Workshop:

Director- Danielle A. Drakes

Stage Manager- Tatenda Rameau

Production Manager- Donna Reinhold

Lights- Jason Aufdem-Brinke

Sound- Marcus Kyd

Performance:

Director- Danielle A. Drakes

Stage Manager- Jenna Keefer

Lights- Elijah Thomas

Sound- Marcus Kyd

Scenic and Props- Daniel Flint

Dramaturgy- Tiffany Bryant

Cast 

Workshop:

Yvette- Fabiolla da Silva

Antoine- Teresa Spencer

Didi- Yesenia Iglesias

Le Docteur- Danny Puente Cackley

Stage Directions- Jenna Berk

Performance:

Yvette- Fabiolla da Silva

Antoine- Kimberly Gilbert

Didi- Yihong Chen

Le Docteur- Danny Puente Cackley

RENDERINGS

PRODUCTION PHOTOS

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