Fringe 2014 at Geva: INTREPID

INTREPID-cast1-580x359For the 3rd consecutive year, the Fielding Nextstage will be the venue for Geva’s line-up of shows for the First Niagara Rochester Fringe Festival. Five local female professionals will perform INTREPID, an original documentary theatre piece on Saturday, September 20.

INTREPID is an immersive, documentary-style production about the journey of the “intrepid female reporter.” The year is 2014, and the media industry continues to struggle with defining gender roles. Once, female reporters like Nellie Bly risked their lives to be given the same assignments as men. Today, female journalists work alongside male journalists – but are they still fighting for equal recognition?

The show combines storytelling with personal writings and historical facts to create a visual timeline about the evolution of the intrepid female reporter from the turn of the twentieth century through 1950. Throughout, it begs the question: has the newsroom workplace changed for women? Or are we still fighting many of the same battles?

The ensemble cast is comprised of five intrepid ladies: Carlet Cleare (reporter/producer at WXXI), Sammi Cohen (fashion blogger), Andrea Holland (owner of Holland Communications), Andrea Levendusky (freelance writer/designer), and Shawnda Urie (college professor/arts educator). The show is written and directed by Leah Stacy, editor-in-chief of (585) magazine (and a proudly intrepid female reporter), who also directs locally at the college level.

INTREPID will be performed in the Fielding Nextstage located at 75 Woodbury Boulevard, Rochester, NY 14607 as part of the 2014 First Niagara Rochester Fringe Festival onSaturday, Sept 20 @ 6pm

All tickets are $6. Purchase online at www.rochesterfringe.org.

Tickets are also available at the venue one hour prior to each performance.

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