On 9th Street

Premiering in 10x10 at The New Deal Creative Arts Center (2022)

(!0 Min) 1951 -- Four Abstract Expressionist women artists nervously await the opening of their group exhibition in a condemned building in downtown New York City. (A play about the women of the 9th Street Show.)
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On 9th Street

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  • Serena Norr:
    3 Nov. 2021
    Nostalgic look into the world of four female artists who are buzzing with hope and excitement before their 9th Street Show. Jennifer's rich dialogue beautifully highlights the promise of these budding artists who get to know one another -- and dream of what's to come. A lovely piece that captures the spirit and heart of these artists.
  • D. Lee Miller:
    4 Dec. 2020
    We are immediately swept into 9th street - a condemned tenement. You can smell it, see it and feel part of the bunch of female artists who are forced to be shown downtown. Their camaraderie is palpable and it's lovely to be in their company as they begin to know each other. A delightful piece.

Character Information

  • Grace Hartigan
    Abstract Expressionist painter, American
  • Gitou Knoop
    Abstract Expressionist sculptor, Russian-born French of Dutch descent (pronounced Gi-TOO K-noop)
  • Anne Ryan
    Abstract Expressionist artist, American
  • Yvonne Thomas
    Abstract Expressionist painter, French-born American