Proud Mary Theatre Company is supporting our sisters in the #MeToo movement with our virtual production and South Carolina premiere of The Pussy Grabber Plays (Stories Inspired by the Women Who Came Forward), a fundraiser for Planned Parenthood streaming on August 27 just as the Assaulter-in-Chief accepts the GOP nomination for president.
Before the 2016 election, 19 brave women came forward to speak out about their encounters with Donald Trump. Their courage inspired the Women’s March and the #MeToo movement, but their stories have been too easily dismissed, forgotten and reduced to a statistic.
The Pussy Grabber Plays is a series of eight short plays created by some of the most highly acclaimed women writing for theater today. Based on interviews with seven of the women who have spoken out, the plays offer insights into each woman’s life, her decision to stand up, and the fallout she’s faced. Laced with humor, fear, heartbreak and anger, The Pussy Grabber Plays is political theater at its best: telling the untold stories about women who have risked everything to speak truth to power.
Caroline Davis will direct Five Beauty Queens Walk Into a Bar, based on the bravery of Tasha Dixon and written by Julia Brownell. The play features a diverse cast playing Miss South Carolina, Miss Texas, Miss Arizona, Miss Michigan, and Miss Maine.
Caroline Jane Davis holds an MFA in Performance and Pedagogy from Texas Tech University. She is now a Visiting Lecturer of Theatre Arts and the Accessibility Coordinator at Furman University, where most recently she directed The Wolves by Sarah DeLappe. Favorite projects include Detroit (Sharon) at Centre Stage, Mr. Burns: a post-electric play (director) at Texas Tech University, and John Proctor is the Villain (dramaturg) at Furman University.
Tickets for The Pussy Grabber Plays go in sale Monday, August 17. The Pussy Grabber Plays will stream Thursday, August 27 @ 8 pm -Sunday, August 30 @ midnight.