“Want to see how I die on stage? I’ve had lots of practice dying prettily…pro-tip: die facing up-stage so they can’t see you breathing and rolling your eyes.”
ingénue: n. 1. the role of an artless, innocent, unworldly girl or young woman, esp. as represented on stage.
2. an actress who plays such a role or specializes in playing such roles.
We don’t blame the ingénues. We question the unimaginative (and sometimes damaging) interpretations of young female characters we’ve seen for years on stages and screens. We wonder how we’ve bolstered these portrayals in our own lives and art.
O was created and performed for the 2016 Paprika Festival