Whenever trying to turn issues into compelling drama, artists usually tend to take the preachy route and forget all notions of nuance. The postcard and synopsis for Velvet Rope practically invite us to that with their mentions of empowerment and exploitation. Fortunately the show goes beyond the limitations of gender studies as academia and proves to be not only quite entertaining but also very effective in conveying its issues.
Written and directed by Celestine Rae
Featuring: Kimberlee Monroe, Azariah Gunn, Alexis Kelley, Samantha Strelitz, Brynn Alexander, Craig Colasanti
Jeminah Russell (Stage Manager)
Celestine Rae and Jeminah Russell (Set Designers)
Celestine Rae (Choreographer)