On Her Chemise

WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 11, 2015 at 7 pm.  On Her Chemise is an original play by Derek Davidson (ph.D., University of Washington), who currently teaches Playwriting, Script Analysis and Early Theatre History at Appalachian State University. He and his wife, Karen Sabo, are co-founders of In/Visible, a professional theatre company based in Boone, North Carolina.

On Her Chemise will receive a staged reading at Burning Coal Theatre Company on Wednesday, February 11th, 7:00pm as part of their New Works series.

Description: Robbie Walker sells seeds. A rising star at his corporation—which sells GMOs internationally—Robbie, whose ancestry hazily includes 19th c. filibuster William Walker, desires to capture the Central American seed market, and has just hired Sam to help him. But Sam’s own agenda—coupled with that of Robbie’s wife, Rose, an actor working in Tucson—soon sabotages Robbie’s ambitions and, as a matter of fact, makes his getting through the rest of the day alive highly uncertain. 


Jules Odendahl-James (Ph.D., University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill), is currently the Director of Academic Engagement for the Humanities Department at Duke University.  She is a professional theater artist who has been making work in the Triangle since 1997 with companies such as Playmakers Repertory Company, Manbites Dog Theater, Little Green Pig Theatrical Concern, Skydive Productions and now Burning Coal Theatre Company. She has also been the advisor to Duke’s “Me Too Monologues” since 2011.

There is a $5 suggested donation at the door for the staged reading on February 11th at 7:00pm at the Murphey School Auditorium.