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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  • Asima Mahdi:
    29 Nov. 2018
    This play packs an emotional punch. It juxtaposes the aftermath of Hurricane Sandy with sisters' complicated relationship as they deal with their father's death.
  • Michele Travis:
    16 Oct. 2018
    This deceptively simple play was my introduction to Gina Femia's work, and I cannot recommend it enough. It asks a lot of the two actors, in the best way -- it's funny, sad, full of fantastic reversals, with an ending that left me gutted (even though I knew what was coming!)
  • Ben Rosenblatt:
    6 Jul. 2018
    This is a phenomenal play, layered with heartache, humor, and the pain of the past. Perfectly timed revelations keep you hooked the entire way. A play about sisterhood, abuse, family dynamics and ultimately love. Tremendously powerful emotional impact. Get the tissues ready. This one is absolutely brilliant. Could not recommend more highly.

Development History

  • Reading
    ,
    Best of Occupy The Space, Women's Festival
    ,
    2018
  • Reading
    ,
    Urbanite Theatre's Modern Works Festival
    ,
    2018
  • Reading
    ,
    The Bridge Initiative
    ,
    2018
  • Reading
    ,
    Women's Theatre Festival of North Carolina
    ,
    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
    ,
    Middlebury College
    ,
    2018
  • Workshop
    ,
    Owl and Cat Theatre Company
    ,
    2016

Awards

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