Produced through PWTF’s Women’s Playwriting Collective Program
Hear Me War explores the current dysfunctional political climate as it follows a group of feminists who fear for their lives during an unstable time. These feminists, vulnerable yet strong, come together and march on foot to Washington, D.C. to fight the arduous battle of dismantling the patriarchy. Hear Me War is a battle cry and stands up for all people on the never-ending push for equality.
Sarah Galante (Book/Music/Lyrics/Performer) is a Brooklyn-based playwright, songwriter, essayist and (occasional) performer. She is currently a staff-writer for NastyWomenWrite.com, and has recently completed a year-long apprenticeship with The Playwrights Center where she workshopped her play, I Know the Way Home. She has her BFA from the University of the Arts where she majored in Theater Arts with a concentration in Playwriting, and minored in Creative Writing. While living in Philadelphia, Sarah collaborated with Simpatico Theater Co, PlayPenn, The Foundry: An Emerging Playwrights Lab, The Berserker Residents, and Philadelphia Young Playwrights. Hear Me War would not be possible without Cecilia Galante or César Alvarez. This performance is for you.
Jaime Jarrett (Music Director/Additional Music and Orchestrations) is a composer/playwright and maker of queer and feminist theatre. Most recently, his musical Normativity was developed in the Polyphone Festival at The University of the Arts. Jaime is the recipient of New York Musical Festival’s Outstanding Emerging Artist Award as well as the Ira Brind School of Theatre Arts’ Excellence in Playwriting Award. Other writing credits include: Wonder Boi, Aubade, and Hearts, Brains, and Other Organs. Music Direction credits include: The Elementary Spacetime Show (Associate MD), Retrograde (Co-MD), and Sometimes in Prague (Associate MD). Much love and thanks to Mom, Dad, Dylan, and Petra for actively becoming better allies and feminists (and making me a better ally and feminist) every day.
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.
Emily Wanamaker (Stage Manager) is a rising junior Directing, Playwriting, and Production major at the University of the Arts. Past stage management credits include Mr. Marmalade and Domestic Rubatosis: Lucid Dreams at the University of the Arts, Better Than Abnormal at Philadelphia Young Playwrights, and Amadeus at Pendragon Theatre Co. Past dramaturgy credits include The Real Whisper and The Summer in Gossensass at the University of the Arts and Amadeus at the Pendragon Theatre Company. For Rosie. Special thanks to my family, Nick, and the cast and crew. Upcoming: Dramaturg, The Bourgeois Gentleman at the University of the Arts and Literary Manager, Equinox New Play Festival 2018 at the University of the Arts.