Hear Me War

Hear Me War

Book, Music and Lyrics by Sarah Galante and Jaime Jarrett

Directed by Elaina Di Monaco

Produced through PWTF’s Women’s Playwriting Collective Program

Hear Me War follows an all-female army as they travel to Washington DC to fight in their ultimate battle: dismantling the patriarchy. In today’s political climate, simply gathering women in a room to support each other is a radical act of rebellion. Hear Me War intends to include all women in conversation. This musical lifts up the voices of those who are often ignored – those of color and/or of non-traditional gender identity (queer and transgender). Hear Me War is a battle cry, and the diversity of our army makes it stronger.

Sarah Galante (Playwright & Performer) is a recent graduate of the University of the Arts in Philadelphia, where she received her B.F.A. in Theater Arts with a concentration in Playwriting and received the Excellence in Playwriting award. Throughout her time in Philadelphia, Sarah has collaborated with Philadelphia Young Playwrights, The Foundry: An Emerging Playwrights Lab, PlayPenn, The Berserker Residents, Simpatico Theater Company, and award-winning writers Heather Raffo and César Alvarez. Her plays, Hear Me WarI Know the Way HomeThe Youngest We’ll Ever BeThe Salt and Pepper Stories, and Private Injuries have all been performed throughout Philadelphia.

Jaime Jarrett (Composer & Co-Creator) is a Philadelphia-based playwright, composer, and lyricist who is currently studying Directing, Playwriting, and Production at the University of the Arts. Writing credits include Normativity, Aubade, The Cabin Play, and Brief Connection(s). They were the associate music director of Sometimes in Prague and will music direct and orchestrate the upcoming Hear Me War. Dramaturgy credits include She Keeps Me Warm and Michael Friedman’s American Pop. They are the recipient of the NVOT Outstanding Original Score Award for their work on the film From Me To You. Projects currently in development include Hearts, Brains, and Other Organs: A Song Collection in Progress and Fair Woman. They are particularly enthusiastic about bringing queer stories to the stage.

Elaina Di Monaco (Director) is a proud PlayPenn dramaturg and has most recently worked with Orbiter 3, PearlDamour, Headlong Dance Theater, Philadelphia Fringe Festival, Nichole Canuso Dance Company, 11th Hour Theatre, Philly Plays @ The Drake, Philadelphia Women’s Theatre Festival, Inis Nua Theatre, School Play PA, Philadelphia Young Playwrights, Lantern Theater, Boulder Fringe, & The University of the Arts. She holds a BFA in Directing, Playwriting & Production from the University of the Arts. Elaina is also the co-founder of ON THE ROCKS, a Philadelphia writers group and Reject Theatre Project, an emerging artist collective. Elaina is also a recent addition to the staff of The Bearded Ladies.