"A slyly riotous contemporary lesbian adaptation of Clare Boothe Luce’s retro-bitchy The Women, dazzlingly reconceived in ideologically progressive gender identity hues."
- The Hollywood Reporter
written and directed by gina young
Femmes: A Tragedy is a comedy about the contemporary queer femme subculture. Partially inspired by Clare Boothe Luce’s 1936 play, The Women, Femmes takes on gender roles, relationships, social media and stereotypes. The story of a community organizer whose polyamorous girlfriend drops her overnight for a hot bartender, Femmes follows an activist, an academic, a babydyke and a party promoter on a rollercoaster ride of social dynamics, queer politics and struggles that will be familiar to anyone who has ever made art or been part of a community.
Femmes is a recipient of the Jane Chambers Award for Playwriting and has been produced in Los Angeles (Highways, The Lyric-Hyperion Theatre) and Minneapolis (20% Theatre Co.) Staged readings have been presented in Phoenix and at the Association for Theatre in Higher Education Conference, featuring performance legend Holly Hughes.
FEMMES HAS OFFICIALLY BEEN PUBLISHED!