SEVEN, THUMBPRINT and
THE THUMBPRINT OF MUKHTAR MAI
A collaboration with six other female playwrights - Paula Cizmar, Catherine Filloux, Gail Kriegel, Carol K. Mack, Ruth Margraff and Anna Deavere Smith – SEVEN is based on personal interviews with seven women who have triumphed over enormous obstacles to bring about major changes in their home countries of Russia, Pakistan, Nigeria, Northern Ireland, Afghanistan, Guatemala, and Cambodia.
“The lives of these women provide a portal through which audiences will be able to experience a diversity of cultures while bearing witness to the varied way in which individual women have overcome seemingly insurmountable hurdles to justice and freedom.” —Melanne Verveer, Ambassador-at-Large for Global Women’s Issues
The play has been widely produced and continues to be performed around the world to promote women’s rights, most recently in Tokyo, Belarus, India, Seattle, Jordan, Northern Ireland, Ukraine, and Afghanistan. The show and its important message were recently profiled by The Guardian, who
described it as a “fulcrum for debate and action.”
Hillary Clinton, Inez McCormack and Meryl Streep (who played Inez in the production of SEVEN at the Skirball)
To learn more about the show—and where it will be performed next—click here.
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COMMISSIONED BY BETH MORRISON PROJECTS AND THE HERE ARTS CENTER
FIRST PRODUCTION AT BARUCH COLLEGE, NY 2014
SECOND PRODUCTION AT ITHACA COLLEGE 2015
THIRD PRODUCTION AT REDCAT THEATRE, L.A. OPERA, 2016
THUMBPRINT is a 90-minute contemporary opera-theatre work by composer Kamala Sankaram and librettist Susan Yankowitz, inspired by the courage of Mukhtar Mai, the first female victim of gang rape to bring her male attackers to justice in Pakistan. The libretto derives from a series of personal interviews with Mai and the score, a fusion of Hindustani and European opera, features an ensemble of six singers and six instrumentalists - flute, violin and viola, upright bass, piano/harmonium, and percussion (drums and tabla).
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Susan Yankowitz with Mukhtar Mai at L.A. Opera, June 2017.
To learn more about the performances and watch the trailer, click here or see images: https://www.laopera.org/news/Gallery/201617-Season/Thumbprint/
A new production of Thumbprint played at Opera Ithaca December 2-4, 2016 ) Opera Ithaca
THE THUMBPRINT OF MUKHTAR MAI (a monologue)
Based on the extraordinary experience of Mukhtar Mai (see Thumbprint above) this 40 minute monologue offers a compressed version of Mukhtar’s story and is available for production as a one-act play and as an adjunct to events regarding education, human rights and women’s empowerment.
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