[elbow room]

The Secret Lives of Edna St. Vincent Millay and Rachel Carson

On Saturday, March 31 at 7:00PM, [elbow room] will present THE SECRET LIVES OF EDNA ST VINCENT MILLAY & RACHEL CARSON, featuring Dramatic Readings of excerpts from the letters and writings of Edna St. Vincent Millay and Rachel Carson performed by playwright Carolyn Gage, with additional performances by Kathryn Robyn, Katharine Turok and Catherine Buxton.

Join {elbow room} for a special SWAN Day event honoring Women’s History!

The diaries, poems, letters and other writings of these Maine writers have provided inspiration for Gage, who focuses on two writers’ secret lesbian lives, while drawing focus to important accomplishments of just two from a long list of Maine lesbian writers including Marguerite Yourcenar, May Sarton, Sarah Orne Jewett, Ruth Moore and Lura Beam. Carolyn Gage, whose work appears in thirty-five anthologies has received numerous awards, including Lambda Literary Award in Drama for best LGBT books in the US (The Second Coming of Joan of Arc and Selected Plays), and Award in Drama from the Maine Writers and Publishers Alliance, to name only a few. Her essays and short stories have been published in The Michigan Quarterly Review, Dignity: A Journal of Sexual Exploitation and Violence, Trivia, Sinister Wisdom, Lesbian Ethics, The Lesbian Review of Books, The Gay and Lesbian Review, and off our backs. She has written the first book of lesbian themed scenes and monologues. Gage was the subject of a national documentary and anti-bullying campaign that premiered at the Frameline International Film Festival in San Francisco.

This is the fifth {elbow room} event; a co-production with Waterfall Arts.

*note that {elbow room} performances may include adult content not suitable for children

What is [elbow room]?

A co-production with Waterfall Arts, [elbow room] is a space for incubating and presenting original performance, storytelling & theatre experiments for mature audiences. For more information, contact elbowroombelfast(at)gmail(dot)com

What we do: In the [elbow room], we sustain our process of original performance creation while cultivating experimental performance community.

How it works: We take turns supporting and producing new, original works. We also share responsibilities in producing evenings of performance by artists in the community.

What we are and what we are not: Think small, incremental, and sustainable! We incubate experimental works in progress. Excerpts of works in progress or short works are welcome, along with full-length work.

Now accepting submissions!