New York City
In 17th century Rome, painter Artemisia Gentileschi must fight for everything—her place at the easel, her father’s respect, credit for her visionary work. But in the aftermath of rape, she must fight for her truth, buoyed by her shared experience with the Biblical women she paints. Blood Water Paint is a raw and compelling portrait of a brilliant woman whose accomplishments were buried for generations under the weight of selective history. Since its adaptation into a National Book Award-nominated novel, the original play returns to Seattle.