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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  • Noah Jennings:
    8 Oct. 2019
    Seeing this piece on stage is truly gripping with its naturalistic drama and isolated storytelling. The perfect mix of comedy and gut-wrenching realism that is rightfully unapologetic. Truly remarkable in almost every way.
  • Ross Tedford Kendall:
    19 Sep. 2019
    Two extraordinarily well drawn characters, a surging thematic thrust, and a complex yet engaging story make this a delight to read. Hope to see it onstage very soon.
  • Doug DeVita:
    9 Sep. 2019
    Powerful, relentless, and grimly beautiful, Gina Femia's "The Violet Sisters" captures a soured sibling relationship in all its brutal glory, providing a tour de force for two performers to devour with gusto. Extraordinary.

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
    ,
    Project Y Theatre
    ,
    2019
  • 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
,
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