ALICE IN BLACK AND WHITE

Award-winning drama based on actual events. Despite strict Victorian society, Alice Austen becomes the first woman photo-journalist and lives with her lover, another woman. Born into an upper middle-class family on Staten Island, NY, Alice is plunged into poverty during the Great Depression. The true story of the editor who discovers Alice's photographs, rescues her from the poorhouse and brings her work...
Award-winning drama based on actual events. Despite strict Victorian society, Alice Austen becomes the first woman photo-journalist and lives with her lover, another woman. Born into an upper middle-class family on Staten Island, NY, Alice is plunged into poverty during the Great Depression. The true story of the editor who discovers Alice's photographs, rescues her from the poorhouse and brings her work to the attention of the public is told in a parallel, interwoven thread.
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ALICE IN BLACK AND WHITE

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  • Doug DeVita:
    15 Aug. 2016
    Another lyrically beautiful work from Robin; her ability to create genuine emotion with just the simplest of phrases and gestures is astonishing.
  • Nancy Gall-Clayton:
    18 Jan. 2015
    I saw Looking for Lilith's beautifully rendered production of "Alice in Black and White" in Louisville in 2013. "Flowing" and "seamless" are words that come to mind when I revisit the show in my mind. I fell in love with the characters and their movements through time and the lovely but minimal set. The writing is superb, and the story engaging. Art, history, family, love, loss -- this play has it all.

Development History

  • Reading
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    Great Plains Theatre Conference - winner of StageWrite award
    ,
    2013

Production History

  • Professional
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    Looking for Lilith Theatre Company, Louisville, KY
    ,
    2013

Awards

Winner
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StageWrite Award
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Great Plains Theatre Conference
,
2014