Lady Parts

LADY PARTS - NYC

Don't like to read DONT WORRY this video explains it all:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=muOjrORgqho&feature=youtu.be

Hello friends, family and colleagues !
As you may or may not know, we created a show back at Syracuse University last fall (during our young and naive college years). This devised piece/ cabaret hybrid addresses the many complexities of being a woman in the world today.  With the recent emphasis on female empowerment and women's rights movements in our society, we decided it was paramount to continue telling this story.

THAT'S WHERE YOU COME IN!

In order to make our production possible, we need the financial help of our friends, family and supporters (especially given our newly acquired student loan debt )! So if you loved our show in Syracuse, if you love us, or you remotely care about women... PLEASE join us in reimagining and introducing this *witty tale of the fe-male* to NYC!

Your financial help will go to:
Rehearsal Space
Accompanist Fees
Lighting and tech
Advertisement
Etc.

Our Cast features:
Bitch: Kaitlin Leddy
Chad: Josh Kring
Feminist: Taylor Feldman
Housewife: Kim Roth
Kelly Regis: Adriana Alvarez
People Pleaser: Hannah Shaffer
Princess: McKenna Batterson
Prude: Kristen Kozma
Sharon Chapagne: Caroline Festa
Slut: Gabi Samels

Playwright: McKenna Batterson
Producer: Kaitlin Leddy
Associate Producer: Kim Roth

SUMMARY OF THE SHOW!
LADY PARTS follows a group of women’s journey from ignorance and complacency to freedom and empowerment. The show begins with the introduction of archetypes that women are commonly restricted to in life as well as in entertainment. Through a “Bachelor” style competition, all of the women begin vying for the attention of our favorite romantic lead, a mediocre, white, straight man, aptly named, Chad. With the help of song and quick witted, farcical dialogue (by McKenna Batterson), we discover that women are much more interesting than the archetypes society restricts them to. The women will discover, or rather uncover their worth and individualities, in a brief 75 minute show!

HOW WE CAME TO BE!
An opportunity presented itself for a group of senior women, in the musical theatre dept. at Syracuse University, to team up and make a piece theatre that mattered to them. Naturally, we decided to tackle the misunderstandings of being a woman in today’s world. McKenna Batterson, with the assistance of Kaitlin Leddy, created the premise and book for our story. Soon the cast was working with witty words and poignantly picked songs to encapsulate and poke fun at the “female experience”. Under the direction and musical direction of Andrea Leigh Smith and Rebecca Karpoff, the cast worked tirelessly to build their characters from the ground up. There is something so special about working with a predominately female cast and crew! We were encouraged to explore and reflect on our experiences as women in a modern world. In fact, many of these conversations led to a deeper connection to the material, and in turn a more effective performance. After, the closing of LADY PARTS, it was clear that this project had not surpassed it’s ability to affect audiences. Due to a stunning amount of requests from audience members we felt it incumbent upon us to share our story with a wider audience. As Syracuse University students, we are presented with the opportunity to study our last semester in New York City at the Tepper Semester. After talking with many industry professionals we were further encouraged to produce our own work, and voilà! HERE WE ARE!

So thank you for reading and thank you for your donation!
Every penny is appreciated!
Thank you for allowing us to further the life of this passion project and we look forward to seeing you at the show!!

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DEFINITELY REAL QUOTES FROM REAL AUDIENCE MEMBERS:

"Wow, what a show! You get a Lady Part and YOU get a Lady Part and YOU GET A LADY PART!!" - Oprah

"Lady Parts? Well I'm hooked"- bell hooks

"I stayed alive for this" - Ruth Bader Ginsburg

"I found it ...riveting" - Rosie the Riveter

"GRAB 'EM BY THE LADY PARTS"  -Trump

Donations

  • Terri Feldman 
    • $75 
    • 24 mos
  • Cindy Schuch 
    • $45 
    • 24 mos
  • Gloria Morton 
    • $25 
    • 25 mos
  • David Schwartz 
    • $150 
    • 25 mos
  • Rose Gulant 
    • $25 
    • 25 mos
See all

Organizer

Kaitlin Leddy 
Organizer
New York, NY
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