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Girl: A Labyrinth Dark

Feb 23, 2017 to Feb 26, 2017
Emma Genesen
Directed by: 
Anne Marie Nest
Theatre B
Thursday, February 23, 2017 - 8:00pm
Friday, February 24, 2017 - 8:00pm
Saturday, February 25, 2017 - 8:00pm
Sunday, February 26, 2017 - 2:00pm


After the violation of a GIRL's body, heart, and soul, she finds herself silenced in the labyrinth of her psyche. With the help of a snarky subconscious, GIRL embarks on a quest to reclaim her narrative, and along the way she faces the myriad of voices that threaten to trap her with words that are not her own.

In the words of Galileo, "Philosophy is written in this grand book - I mean the universe - which stands continually to open to our gaze, but it cannot be understood unless one first learns to comprehend the language and interpret the characters in which it is written... without which it is humanely impossible to understand a single word of it; without these, one is wandering about in a dark labyrinth."

Trigger warning: This play involves sexual violence and adult situations which may be triggering to some people.


Cast Members for Girl: A Labyrinth Dark
Girl Mackenzie Elsbecker
Orb Caitlin Rose Edwards
Date Ben Sulzberger
Muses Emma Bibb, Jessica Misra, Antoine Robinson, Jenna Smithson, Kasey Theil

Artistic Team

Artistic Team for Girl: A Labyrinth Dark
Playwright Emma Genesen
Director Anne Marie Nest*
Assistant Director Hoejeong Yoo
Scenic/Projection & Puppet Designer Kenton Jones
Costume Designer & Puppet Designer Hayley Ryan
Lighting Designer & Analog Projection Designer Alexandra Casillas
Sound Designer Jacob Prall
Projection Content Designer Emma Genesen
Video & Projection Content Designer Taylor Edelle Stuart
Vocal Coach Holly Grum
Dramaturgs Nicole Gabrione, Clare Moore, Melissa Trepa
Stage Manager Melissa L.F. Turner*
Assistant Stage Manager Marisa Paulse

*Member of Actors' Equity Association, The Union of Professional Actors and Stage Managers in the United States.


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Tickets are $5 for non-students and free for University of Iowa students with a valid ID.

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