Women Playwrights Series: Turning

by Darrah Cloud

Wednesday, April 11 at 7:30PM
Lackland Performing Arts Center

In the heart of 1930s Newark a group of scrappy young women began to train in backyard gyms for what would become the experience of a lifetime.  Inspired by local resident Ada Lunardoni & the stories of the 1st US Women's Gymnastics team from Newark, NJ to the controversial 1936 Berlin Olympics.

RESERVATIONS RECOMMENDED. Limited seating available. $5.00 suggested donation (donation required to reserve in advance).


About the Playwright

Darrah Cloud is currently working on TURNING, a commission for Centenary Stage, and lyrics for SABINA, a musical adaptation of Willy Holtzman’s play.

Her most recent full-length play, OUR SUBURB, premiered at Theater J in Washington, DC in 2014 and most recently at Center Stage in Rochester. Her play for teens, JOAN THE GIRL OF ARC, premiered at Cincinnati Playhouse in January, 2014, then toured.

Other plays produced in New York, Europe and across the U.S. include WHAT’S BUGGING GREG?, THE STICK WIFE, THE MUD ANGEL, DREAM HOUSE, BRAILLE GARDEN and THE SIRENS. Her musicals include HEARTLAND, (Goodspeed Opera, Madison Repertory Theatre, The Majestic Theatre/Dallas, TheatreWorks Palo Alto) THE BOXCAR CHILDREN (Theatreworks USA), HONOR SONG FOR CRAZY HORSE (TheatreWorks Palo Alto) and the stage adaptation of Willa Cather’s O PIONEERS!, which has received over 100 productions in the United States and was filmed starring Mary McDonnell for American Playhouse.

Her work is published by Dramatic Play Publishing. Awards include the Macy’s Prize for Theatre for Young Audiences, an NEA and a Rockefeller. She has had over 10 movies-of-the-week produced on CBS and NBC, is a proud member of the Dramatists Guild and an alum of the Iowa Writers Workshop and New Dramatists. She co-directs The Howl Playwrights Lab in Rhinebeck, NY and teaches at Goddard College. Visit her website here.