The 19th – Bitter Flower


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BITTER FLOWER
by Jennifer Natalya Fink
presented by the Gilbert Theatre and Burning Coal Theatre Company
Release date:  August 28, 2020

Follows the relationship of two major figures in the suffrage movement, Ida B. Wells-Barnett and Jane Addams, and the fault lines of black and white feminists that continue to the present day.  Content Warning: death, racism, abuse.

About the Playwrights and Producing Theatres

Jennifer Natalya Fink is the author of five acclaimed novels, including the  Doctorow Prize-winning  Bhopal Dance. She is the author/deviser of  30+ performance works. Her long-running collaboration with Julie Laffin in “Toxic Tango” and “Underbelly” has been produced internationally.  Fink is a Professor of English and affiliated faculty in Theater and Performance Studies at Georgetown University, where she is Director of the Program in Disability Studies. Her disability memoir, All Our Families: Finding Our Disability Lineages, is forthcoming from Beacon Press in 2021. Fink received her PhD in Performance Studies from NYU and her MFA in Performance from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago. She is represented by Amanda Annis at Trident Media Group. More at jennifernatalyafink.com