The Violet Sisters

In the wake of Hurricane Sandy, Pam comes home to Brooklyn to attend her father’s funeral. When she arrives, she is greeted by an angry sister, a dilapidated house and a past that she can’t escape. Despite all of her best intentions, the conversation quickly turns tense and the two sisters are forced to deal with all that they have let slip away, all the words that have been left unsaid for years. A two-person...
In the wake of Hurricane Sandy, Pam comes home to Brooklyn to attend her father’s funeral. When she arrives, she is greeted by an angry sister, a dilapidated house and a past that she can’t escape. Despite all of her best intentions, the conversation quickly turns tense and the two sisters are forced to deal with all that they have let slip away, all the words that have been left unsaid for years. A two-person, one set, real time play, The Violet Sisters is a play about forgiving when you cannot bring yourself to forget.

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The Violet Sisters

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  • Cameron Houg:
    18 Feb. 2019
    When people have everything stripped away from them, what is left? A story about loss and love, and two sisters trying desperately to come together in the wake of tragedy. An excellent and touching play, with an ending that sent shivers down my spine. The dialogue and characters are so well crafted they are practically LEAPING off the stage. I highly recommend this piece.
  • Michael G. Hilton:
    5 Feb. 2019
    A gorgeously written play which alternates, like the storm that precedes and prompts it, between flashes of brilliant color and torrents of darkness. Gina manages to negotiate, with Chekhovian intricacy, a relationship that is believably both intimate and estranged. I laughed on nearly every page, which is all the more remarkable since the play will break your heart with each jarring revelation - and stun you with the depth and range of its humor and its heart.
  • Jennifer O'Grady:
    17 Jan. 2019
    A stunning play and the fact that it's just two characters shows the extent of Femia's skills and talent as a playwright. I hope to see it produced someday.

Character Information

  • Sam
    mid-30s,
    Any
    ,
    Female
    A true Brooklynite through and through, she’s lived there and hasn’t left her whole life. Tough and sarcastic, deeply hurt and vulnerable.
  • Pam
    early 30s,
    Any
    ,
    Female
    Very LA. Professional, efficient, sharp in tone and demeanor. Driven, tough.

Development History

  • Reading
    ,
    Women's Theatre Festival of North Carolina
    ,
    2018
  • Reading
    ,
    Best of Occupy The Space, Women's Festival
    ,
    2018
  • Reading
    ,
    Urbanite Theatre's Modern Works Festival
    ,
    2018
  • Reading
    ,
    The Bridge Initiative
    ,
    2018
  • Reading
    ,
    The Lark
    ,
    2017
  • Reading
    ,
    Great Plains Theatre Conference
    ,
    2016
  • Reading
    ,
    Lather, Rinse, Repeat: A Playwright's Collective
    ,
    2015
  • Reading
    ,
    New York Madness
    ,
    2015

Production History

  • University
    ,
    Emory College
    ,
    2019
  • University
    ,
    Middlebury College
    ,
    2018

Awards

Finalist
,
Modern Works
,
The Urbanite
,
2018
Finalist
,
Artemisia Playwrights Festival
,
2018
Semi-Finalist
,
SPACE on Ryder Farm
,
2017
Finalist
,
NEWvember
,
2015
Finalist
,
Panndora's Box
,
2015