Lipstick Lobotomy

LIPSTICK LOBOTOMY imagines a friendship between JFK’s little sister Rosemary Kennedy and the playwright’s great aunt Ginny at an exclusive high-end sanitarium for women in the fall of 1941. The women undergo the peculiar cutting-edge treatments on offer by a society desperate to find the cure for womanhood. When Rosemary is selected by the famous surgeon Dr. Walter Jackson Freeman II for an exciting new...
LIPSTICK LOBOTOMY imagines a friendship between JFK’s little sister Rosemary Kennedy and the playwright’s great aunt Ginny at an exclusive high-end sanitarium for women in the fall of 1941. The women undergo the peculiar cutting-edge treatments on offer by a society desperate to find the cure for womanhood. When Rosemary is selected by the famous surgeon Dr. Walter Jackson Freeman II for an exciting new procedure, Ginny will do everything in her power to take control of her own future.
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Lipstick Lobotomy

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  • Shaun Leisher:
    5 Sep. 2019
    Wow this play really blew me away!!! It's hysterical and heartbreaking in the ways it delves into what women in these facilities went through and that timeless desire (particularly for women) to fit in. The ways this play explores class and the patriarchy so deeply speaks to today. One of the most authentic looks at a female friendship I've read in a play in awhile.
  • Gina Femia:
    20 Oct. 2017
    A powerful, poignant and often hilarious new play. Chilling and touching, it feels more relevant now than ever before.

Development History

  • Workshop
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    Juilliard

Awards

Kilroys List
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The Kilroys
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2019
Finalist
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Bay Area Playwrights Festival
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2018