The Female Genius

The Female Genius

6 Episodes

ONSTAGE JULY 20TH: THE DISCIPLE, FULL-LENGTH: https://www.thirdwing.info/calendar/2021/7/20/the-female-genius-ayn-rand

Emily Dickinson verbally abuses her caring sister for misinterpreting "her shit," Mary Shelley procrastinates on writing Frankenstein by trying to seduce Lord Byron, JK Rowling can't pay the babysitter, Ayn Rand encourages a young acolyte to assault her, and Zora Neale Hurston’s pro-segregation speech upends white expectations.

The Female Genius
  • 1. Mary Shelley - "It's Alive"

    Episode 6

    Mary procrastinates.

  • 2. Emily Dickinson - "The Bitch of Amherst"

    Episode 3

    Lavinia Dickinson attempts to get her sister Emily to come downstairs for once, to visit an old suitor who never published her poetry.

  • 3. Gertrude Stein - "A Rose is a Rose"

    Episode 1

    Gertrude Stein's partner, Alice, has a grievance.

  • 4. Ayn Rand - "The Disciple"

    Episode 4

    Ayn Rand tests a young acolyte's understanding of her philosophy.

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  • 5. Zora Neale Hurston - "Separate But Equal"

    Episode 5

    Zora is visited by a white man asking to see the pro-segregation speech she's written for his organization, as Brown vs. Board of Ed heads to the Supreme Court.

  • 6. JK Rowling - "Joanne"

    Episode 2

    Scotland, 1994. Joanne tries to get a moment to herself to write, but the babysitter isn't cooperating.

    Starring Meghan E. Jones as Joanne
    and Krysten Wagner as Kirsty
    with Timothy Thomas

  • The Female Genius by Rachel Carey (script)

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    The script to "The Female Genius," by Rachel Carey. Includes "Fairy Stories," an extra episode only in the live production.