The Worth of Women
"Like the sky the world shines bright / Not with stars but woman’s light."
Adapted from a book published in Venice in 1600 by Venetian writer and poet Moderata Fonte, a 16th-century advocate of gender equality. Radical and witty, this work depicts conversations among seven Venetian women, exploring women’s roles in public and private, femininity and ambition, men’s hostility, and possible remedies.
This play was presented at NYU's Casa Italiana as part of Carnegie Hall's La Serenissima festival, and went on to be performed at the Bernie Wohl Center and the Access Theater. With original songs by Erato Kremmyda and Maggie-Kate Coleman.