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JUNE 25, 2017

Following this matinee performance, audience members will have an opportunity to participate in a moderated discussion with members of the cast and artistic team of WHEN WE WERE YOUNG AND UNAFRAID.  Post-Show Discussions are free for all ticket holders.

About the Show:

In the early 1970s, before Roe v. Wade or the Violence Against Women Act, Agnes has turned her quiet bed and breakfast into one of the few spots where victims of domestic violence can seek refuge. But to Agnes’s dismay, her latest runaway, Mary Anne, is beginning to influence Agnes’s college-bound daughter Penny. As the drums of a feminist revolution grow louder, Agnes is forced to confront her own presumptions about the women she’s spent her life trying to help.

“A stark reminder of how rare it is to see such urgent subject matter tackled in mainstream theater.” —NBC NY

About the Post-Show Discussion:
The post-show discussion on June 25th, immediately following the matinee performance, will focus on comparing and contrasting the feminist, LGBTQ+, and battered women’s movements of the 1970s and today.

SPECIAL GUEST:   Keegan is pleased to welcome Peg Hacskaylo, Executive Director of District Alliance for Safe Housing (DASH), to our post-show discussion panel. DASH provides relief to survivors of domestic and sexual violence, through emergency and long-term safe housing, and innovative homelessness prevention services. Peg has been a dedicated advocate to alleviate homelessness for battered women for 20 years. Her work has spanned government, business, nonprofit, and community organizations to address this complex issue.

MODERATOR:  Katie Baskerville is the Dramaturg for WHEN WE WERE YOUNG AND UNAFRAID. Prior to moving to DC, Katie was the Literary Manager for Shrewd Productions, a company dedicated to producing plays by women and LGBTQ+ writers, in Austin, TX. Directing credits include: UT Austin: Spring Awakening by Duncan Sheik and Steven Sater, The Laramie Project by Moisés Kaufman and the Tectonic Theatre Project, The Heidi Chronicles by Wendy Wasserstein. Assistant directing credits include: Groundswell Playwrights Conference: Slake by Martín Zimmerman, dir. KJ Sanchez; UT Austin: The Diary of Anne Frank by Albert Hackett and Frances Goodrich, dir. Brant Pope. BA: University of Texas at Austin.

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