SEVEN, THUMBPRINT and

THE THUMBPRINT OF MUKHTAR MAI

SEVEN

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.

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“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.

https://latw.org/title/seven

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For stage rights in the United States, Canada and Puerto Rico, please contact:

Dramatists Play Service, Inc.

Phone: 212-683-8960

Fax: 212-213-1539

Email: postmaster@dramatists.com

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For all other rights or general questions, please contact:

Robert A. Freedman Robert A. Freedman Dramatic Agency, Inc.

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THUMBPRINT

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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For additional images and information, please see https://www.bethmorrisonprojects.org/thumbprint

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.

 

Rights Available through susanyankowitz@gmail.com or from Dramatists Play Service.

Email: postmaster@dramatists.com

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