Another one of our Camden Fringe Featured Shows, American actor and activist Victoria Cano’s playwriting debut Pomegranate Season premieres at the Cockpit Theatre from 20 to 22 August 2018. The festival run of this timely #MeToo movement play, exploring the aftermath of a rape, will also raise funds for two charities addressing sexual abuse.
“It’s what you’re asking.”
“You don’t have to say it. It’s such an ugly fucking word.”
“It’s an ugly fucking thing.”
Cora was raped. She thinks.
After being assaulted at a birthday party by her best friend Dan, Cora stumbles to understand what comes next. What does this mean for her friendships? Her career? Her sex life?
In the wake of #TimesUp and #MeToo, actor-writer Victoria Cano’s blisteringly funny, raw and honest debut play Pomegranate Season explores the boundary lines between friendship and flirtation, sex and assault, yes and no, and what happens in the aftermath of rape.
Cano stars as Cora in a cast that also features Shalia Alvarez (as Demi), Ben MacKenzie (Dan), Nicola Amory (Harriet) and Cherry Walters (The Woman).
A Brooklyn native and LAMDA graduate, Cano describes herself as “an actor and a global citizen, a playwright and an advocate”. She says: “I believe that art should serve as the hybridization of entertainment and education; I believe in stories and that everyone has a story to tell; I believe in the power of theatre to change the world.”
Anderson-Cooper is a freelance director working in Chicago, New York and London. Her credits include: in London, The Twentieth Century Way (Jermyn Street Theatre) and Take Flight (Theatre 503); and in the US, Saint Joan (Greenhouse Theatre), Dream Ticket (NYC Fringe) and Hold On (Victory Gardens Theatre).
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