When a middle school health teacher gets fired after talking about masturbation with her students, she creates a sex ed class for the repressed women of her town. Part play, part interactive experience, TELL ME WHAT I WANT creates a space to address the shame surrounding women's bodies.
Run Time: 80 min
GINA STEVENSEN (Playwright) is a playwright and dramaturg based in NYC. She was a 2019 nominee for the OBIE Award-winning Mentor Project at the Cherry Lane Theatre. Her plays include THE COLONY (American Stage’s 21st Century Voices New Play Festival, Semifinalist: Austin Film Festival Playwriting Competition & Bay Area Playwrights Festival, Off-Broadway Reading: Urban Stages, Finalist: The Kennedy Center’s MFA Playwrights Workshop), CRUEL SISTER (Semi-Finalist: O’Neill National Playwrights Conference), KIDS (Williamstown Theatre Festival), and BOOK OF ESTHER (Reading: Hartford Stage, Top Ten Finalist: Jewish Playwriting Contest, Semi-Finalist: Princess Grace Award). Gina has been a guest lecturer at NYU’s Open Arts program and is an Affiliated Artist with The Hess Collective. She teaches playwriting at Tribeca Performing Arts Center’s annual Writers in Performance Workshop and through The Writer’s Rock. MFA Playwriting: Columbia University. www.ginastevensen.com
NANA DAKIN (Director) is a Thai-American director of new plays, classics and devised performance based in New York City. Her work pursues social equity by examining the way culture is constructed and unsettling dormant biases. She is an Associate Member of the Stage Directors and Choreographers Society (SDC), a core member of B-Floor Theatre, Thailand’s vanguard physical theatre company and the President of the Board of Directors of the Thai Theatre Foundation. As an Assistant Director she has worked on "Mary Jane" (NYTW), "The Bacchae" (Getty Villa, BAM Next Wave), "Wild Goose Dreams" (The Public Theater), and "Camelot" (Lincoln Center Theater). Recent directing credits include an all-female production of Shakespeare’s "Richard III" (Lenfest Center for the Arts) and the World Premiere of Anchuli Felicia King's "White Pearl" (The Royal Court). www.nanadakin.com
*Appearing courtesy of Actors' Equity Association