About This Show

The Stolen Chair Theatre Company presents Virtuosa, a collective creation freely inspired by the lives and work of three female painters of the Renaissance: Sofonisba Anguissola, Lavinia Fontana, and Artemisia Gentileschi. Written by Kiran Rikhye, and directed by Jon Stancato.

Exploring gender, genius, and the forces that shape them both, Stolen Chair colors outside of the lines, featuring a cast of characters including an omniscient portraitist, two Catholic saints, a sea captain, a freak-show oddity, and three painters striving toward greatness. A world-premiere original script is complemented by period costumes, rare primary source texts from the artists’ lives, full-scale reproductions of their work, and Stolen Chair’s trademark physicality. An ensemble of five actors portrays twenty characters, accompanied by live music and flying paint.

Show Details

Dates: Opening Night: March 4, 2004 Final Performance: March 7, 2004

You Might Also Like

Best Friends

Performances begin: October 8, 2023

Psychic Self Defense

Final performance: September 30, 2023

A Tale of Love and Perimenopause

Performances begin: September 28, 2023

Picasso at the Lapin Agile

Performances begin: October 13, 2023

This Random World

Final performance: September 23, 2023

The Sweet Spot

Performances begin: January 11, 2024