Susanna North-Martin at the age of 71 was hung in the Salem Witch Trials. The Salem trial was the third time she faced accusations. Susanna is my 9th great grandmother. I provide a frame to tell her story and she in turn gives a frame for mine.
Emilia from Two Noble Kinsmen is the only indentifiably queer woman in Shakespeare’s repertoire. Many Shakespeare scholars agree, her monologue in Act one Scene three is evidence of her queerness and love for the late Flavina. I have taken the seeds sown in this moment, that is but nineteen lines, and grown a whole show. What flowers is a tragic comedy where a cast of nine women tell the tale of sisterhood, duty, love, and loss.
Selected for the 2019 Greenhouse Residency at SPACE on Ryder Farm.