WPS: Jane, Queen's Foole
Women Playwrights Series
Wednesday, April 12 at 7:30 PM
Sitnik Theatre : 715 Grand Avenue
By: Barbara Blatner
It's the 16th Century, the reign of the Tudors, King Henry VIII. Jane, a "crazy," starving country girl by chance encounters Princess Mary Tudor, Henry VIII's rejected daughter becoming the first female Foole of the court. Amidst Bawdy humor, tumblers, and an entertaining, poetic hand, we join two very different women as they bond finding agency in the male-centric English court.
BARBARA BLATNER’s SECRET PLACES was produced in 2022 by Manhattan’s New Circle Theatre Company. HAMLET LEAVES ENGLAND was a Main Stage production at
Pittsburgh New Works 2022; TWO SISTERS was presented at the Inge Festival 2022. YEARS OF SKY, produced at the 59E59 Theatres, won the Columbia-Greene and New Works of Merit contests. NO STAR SHINES SHARPER, produced for radio by New Voices/Public Media Foundation and published by Baker’s Plays, aired on National Public Radio stations, and was acquired by the Museum of TV and Radio. NYQ Books published two full-length poetry collections, THE STILL POSITION and LIVING WITH YOU.