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Urban Stages Theater
259 West 30th Street (bet 7th and 8th Avenues)
For tickets, call Ovationtix, 1.866.811.4111

Urban Stages Adm. Office:
555 8th Avenue, #1800


Live Girls

by Victoria Stewart
directed by Lou Jacob
... an African-American lesbian performance artist interviews a porn star for her latest documentary theater piece on social injustice and winds up questioning the exploitative nature of her own work.

As expectations are challenged and the interview turns increasingly personal, "reality based" theatre icon Sarah finds herself asking a new set of questions.

Playwright Victoria Stewart, a recipient of the Helen Merrill Award for emerging playwrights, explores race, sex, and ethics in this entertaining play that the Boston Globe called a "riveting, multi-layered and deeply intelligent work."

Director Lou Jacob (Sam Shepard's The God of Hell with Tim Roth, Randy Quaid, J. Smith-Cameron) returns to Urban Stages after drama-desk nominated Coyote on a Fence.
Live Girls was first produced by the Wellfleet Harbor Theater in Massachusetts, 2003
with Pamela Hart*, Suli Holum*, Jenny Maguire*, Joe Medina
John McDermott, Set Design - Josh Bradford, Lighting Design - Amela Baksic, Costume Design - Lindsay Jones, Sound Design
Ashley B. Delegal*, Stage Manager - Susan W. Lovell, Casting Director

Brett Singer & Associates, Publicity - Michelle Brandon, Marketing


"Is this play a “Devil Wears Prada” for the performance-art set? ... Victoria Stewart’s drama Live Girls makes a forceful case that reality-based theater can be as artificial as reality television." - Jason Zinoman, The New York Times
"Smart, thought-provoking drama" The Village Voice
"TANTALIZING!" - CurtainUp
"Compelling...heady and charged material. ...Under Lou Jacob's assured direction and featuring a trio of richly realized performances, Live Girls unfolds with gripping intensity." - Backstage
"Live Girls is a piece about performance, theatrical and X-rated, but to me it also seemed to be about women—what they want, what drives them and their sexuality." -
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