Crazy Bitch

by Blair Cadden and April Bandy-Taylor

Crazy Bitch is a devised piece inspired by first-hand accounts of women incarcerated in asylums during the 18th and 19th centuries. Through the actual words of these women plus original poetry and prose, Crazy Bitch tells the story of Jane, a contemporary woman who finds herself involuntarily committed, and the voices from the past that come to guide her....
by Blair Cadden and April Bandy-Taylor

Crazy Bitch is a devised piece inspired by first-hand accounts of women incarcerated in asylums during the 18th and 19th centuries. Through the actual words of these women plus original poetry and prose, Crazy Bitch tells the story of Jane, a contemporary woman who finds herself involuntarily committed, and the voices from the past that come to guide her.

As these historical women share their stories, we come to see the threads that connect all women who have been silenced. At the same time, Jane comes to see the power that lies in breaking that silence.
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Crazy Bitch

Character Information

  • Jane
    She/her
  • Phebe Davis
    She/her
  • Elizabeth Packard
    She/her
  • Margaret Wilson
    She/her
  • Jane Hillyer
    She/her
  • Clarissa Lathrop
    She/her
  • Anna Agnew
    She/her

Development History

  • Workshop
    ,
    5th Wall Productions
    ,
    2018

Production History

  • High School
    ,
    Bullis School
    ,
    2020
  • Fringe
    ,
    5th Wall Productions
    ,
    2018