Opened Feb 28, 2014
WHAT IS IT ABOUT?
A solo play with aerial dance, pole dancing and acrobatics starring Karina Casiano with original music by Bryan Wade.
On the last day of her life, a vengeful old lady looks back at the way her life has been shaped by being a woman. As she remembers the instances of harassment and danger she has endured throughout her life, she reflects on the role we all play in perpetuating sexual inequality. Through original songs and movement, including aerial dance and pole dancing, Womankind submerges us into the dark reality of sexism, and into the mind of a poisoned soul who has had enough.
Womankind is Karina Casiano's seventh play (her fourth solo piece). Womankind is made possible in part by The Field's Artist Residency Program, NYSCA, Puffin Foundation, The Yip Harburg Foundation, Queens Council on the Arts, and to "First Acts" sponsors New York Community Bank, the Natalie Bailey and Herbert Kirshner Foundation, the Kupferberg Center for the Performing Arts, and Queens College.