you do not look

Gerda is trying to sell encyclopedias in order to stay in America. But she keeps getting sidetracked as she tries to save a world of other women around her. As the play loops and unravels in repeating patterns of PTSD, Gerda cannot escape her own traumatic past. you do not look challenges the audience to see female trauma that is too often purposefully overlooked.
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you do not look

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  • Jordan Ramirez Puckett:
    19 Apr. 2018
    A unique look at the intertwining stories of two women who have immigrated to America and two teenage American girls. They should have nothing in common, but their stories show that violence against women and girls knows no borders. A play, beautifully rendered, I would love to see this work developed further.
  • Gina Femia:
    27 Apr. 2017
    This is a beautiful, funny, enlightening play about trauma and living. Callan wraps up a story of trauma within a haunting ghost story.
  • Matt Barbot:
    24 Apr. 2017
    Had the honor of seeing this play throughout its development - a haunting, beautiful, and often very funny dive into one woman's journey to discovering her purpose.

Development History

  • Reading
    ,
    The Bechdel Group
    ,
    2017
  • Residency
    ,
    Denmark Arts Center
    ,
    2017
  • Workshop
    ,
    Fresh Ground Pepper
    ,
    2016

Production History

  • Workshop
    ,
    Columbia University
    ,
    2017