A play like What Every Girl Should Know feels perfectly timed. It’s historical but vibrant, full of the young actresses’ mischievous energy and emotionally heightened dance reveries."
What Every Girl Should Know
In 1914, four Catholic girls make Margaret Sanger their patron saint and form a cult of adventure, assassination, and masturbation ritual. Then one becomes pregnant, blurring the line between their fantasy life and their real one.
By Monica Byrne
Directed by Jaki Bradley
Music by Amanda Palmer
Choreographed by Rick & Jeff Kuperman
Scenic Design: Michael Minihan
Lighting Design: R.S. Buck
Sound Design: Anthony Banda
Costume Design: Chelsea Kurtzman
Prop Design: Christine Zagrobelny
Stage Manager: Kate Sylvester
Produced by Brandon Smithey
Presented at the Robert Moss Theater, NY Fringe, 2013
"A play like What Every Girl Should Know feels perfectly timed. It’s historical but vibrant, full of the young actresses’ mischievous energy and emotionally heightened dance reveries."
-The Daily Beast
WINNER OF THE NEW YORK FRINGE OVERALL EXCELLENCE AWARD FOR BEST ENSEMBLE
"Their ecstatic religious episodes take the form of witchy writhing to Amanda Palmer music (like ya do)...Byrne has a keen ear for the teenage female voice."
-Time Out New York
“Top to bottom, start to finish, What Every Girl Should Know is an excellent piece of theater. Whether the intermittent dance moments were Bradley (director’s) or Byrne’s (playwright’s) brainchild, the choreography by Jeff and Rick Kuperman is genuinely lovely.”
The ensemble cast works together like a string quartet, not a false note among them, thanks to the disciplined work of director Jaki Bradley.
-Theater is Easy