Date/Time: Saturday 23 February, 4.00pm
Who is Wonder Woman and where did she come from? One of the US’s most incisive and adventurous playwrights turns her lyrical, hard-hitting eye to the knotty origin story of the first-ever female comic book hero. There she finds William Marston – renowned early 20th-Century psychologist, inventor of the lie-detector machine, and creator of the legendary character.
Kreitzer’s hallucinatory script crashes Marston’s ideas and biography together with onstage manifestations of the two women he actually lived with in a polyamorous relationship: the Wife and the Amazon.
Director: Adam Mitchell
About the playwright:
|Carson Kreitzer’s plays include The Love Song of J. Robert Oppenheimer, SELF DEFENSE or death of some salesmen, 1:23, Flesh and the Desert, The Slow Drag (New York and London), Freakshow, Slither, Dead Wait and Take My Breath Away, featured in BAM’s 1997 Next Wave Festival. Her plays have been produced or developed by Cincinnati Playhouse in the Park, The Public Theater, The Royal Court Theatre, Guthrie Theater, Portland Center Stage, Perishable Theatre, Clubbed Thumb, New Georges, Mabou Mines, Frank Theatre, Actors Gang and Next Theatre, among others. She is currently working with composer Matt Gould on a musical inspired by art deco artist Tamara de Lempicka, commissioned by Yale Rep through Full Stage USA, a program of New Dramatists and the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation. She is also working on Runway 69, a musical about strippers, gentrification and the Times Square cleanup.Carson has received numerous grants, including: NEA New Play Development Program, NYFA, NYSCA, TCG, Jerome and McKnight Foundations, Loewe Award in Musical Theater and the first Playwrights Of New York (PONY) Fellowship at The Lark Play Development Center. She has a Bachelor Arts from Yale University and an MFA from the Michener Center for Writers, UT Austin. Ms Kreitzer is a resident playwright at New Dramatists, an associated artist with Clubbed Thumb and New Georges, and a member of The Workhaus Collective, The Playwrights’ Center and the Dramatists Guild. Her collection, SELF DEFENSE and other plays, is now available from No Passport Press.|
Lasso of Truth was a commission of the National New Play Network.