2018 Athena Project Premiere Production
Athena Project is proud to announce Honor Killing by Sarah Bierstock, which was developed during the 2017 Plays In Progress Series, will make its Denver debut Saturday, September 8, 2018 inside the Elaine Wolf Theatre at the JCC Denver, 350 S. Dahlia St, Denver, CO 80246.
Honor Killing is a suspenseful and compelling story of New York Times reporter Allisyn Davis who is investigating the honor killing of a young Pakistani woman at the hands of family. Allisyn is denied entrance to Pakistan, but armed with the most current technology, she conducts her investigation remotely from Dubai. Through a series of cultural collisions, candid interviews, and dangerous encounters she learns the horrifying details of the killing. Cultural bias, technology, and the limits of ethical reporting converge in this tale of two women trapped by their circumstances and culture.
Honor Killing was chosen from over 250 scripts submitted to Athena Project’s development series, Plays In Progress. Our series accepts the scripts of women playwrights. Scripts chosen for development are presented as workshops, staged readings, or table readings. Honor Killing was presented as a table reading during our 2017 Athena Project Arts Festival, and then was refined and enhanced with support from our director, dramaturg, and audience feedback. Since 2017, the play has enjoyed a world premiere at the Florida Studio Theatre in Sarasota, Florida and we are delighted to bring a fully produced production to Denver audiences.
The show will run from September 8th through the 30th on Friday and Saturday nights at 8 PM with Sunday matinees at 2 PM.
*This play addresses brutality against women.