On Stage blog - We are a masterpiece

“So far in 2018, I’ve reviewed quite a fair amount of excellent indie theatre productions.  I feel hard-pressed to find one that’s brought me as close to tears as this one has…the last few scenes of the play…are among the most powerful I’ve seen in recent productions, and are ones that still leave me feeling sad for the characters, even as I write this review.  If you get the chance to see it during its final performances, be sure to do so, as I’s easily among my top shows of 2018 thus far.”

CultureCatch - we are a masterpiece

“Femia ultimately suggests that we find value in other people.  Relatedly, Ryan, speaking in 2017, admonishes his audience that while it would be easy to forget what happened to so many promising individuals during the early days of the AIDS episode, it is vital that we and future generations remember, and WE ARE A MASTEREPIECE makes a substantial contribution to that memorialization.”

Pride Films and Plays Artistic Director Nelson Rodriguez says, “In an era when women’s rights and autonomy are threatened, I am thrilled for PFP to present For the Love Of. Femia’s superb writing, diverse all-female cast of characters, and representation of contemporary queer women is anchored by Joy’s journey of realizing she has the authority, confidence, and passion to find fulfillment in herself. This play is one hell of ride in which we see that love and roller derby are both contact sports.
 

PerformInk - For The love of

"We see women kissing. We see women sweating and happy. We see women with bruises as battle wounds. We see women in love and in loss. We see their most vulnerable moments. We see them on a team and in their silences. Here, women, with personality."

Community Spotlight on Gina Femia

"March Forth and Gina have been developing her new solo show “Things I Don’t Want to Talk About: a hero(ine)’s journey,” a truthful examination of being a sexual being and dealing with the things that come with it. Sound dark? Not with as charming of a voice as Gina Femia. Her plays have been produced all over the world, and they are only improving in quality. "

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"Heart pounding action and excitement...Everything about this play is explosive, loud, and fun. The storyline is dramatic and full of emotions. We are engaged the entire time...Get ready for a roller coaster of emotions and a fun ride."

Interview with Gina & Indie Theatre Now

"Plays are a lot like sculptures. They're not meant to lie still on a page, but exist in time and space. Instead of being shaped by hands, they're shaped by mouths and bodies. And instead of the playwright being the sole sculptor, they're shaped by the voices and thoughts of many. Plays cannot exist in a siphon; they need to breathe. They need to be alive."

 
 Photo courtesy of Jody Christopherson

Photo courtesy of Jody Christopherson