WOMEN EMPOWERED THROUGH THEATRE
2016 FALL FESTIVAL WINNER
SWEET TEXAS RECKONING, BY TRACI GODFREY
Sparks fly in SWEET TEXAS RECKONING, by Traci Godfrey, when a liberated lesbian dancer brings her pregnant, African-American wife home to visit her bigoted, Southern Baptist mother. Godfrey, who audiences may recognize from her roles on “Law & Order Criminal Intent” and “The Sopranos,” among other TV shows, is also an award-winning playwright who pens lifelike dialogue and realistic characters in a story that balances humor and heartbreak with some sweet rewards. Artemisia’s Artistic Director Julie Proudfoot will direct SWEET TEXAS RECKONING, which was the undisputed audience favorite at Artemisia Fall Festival 2016.
“Traci is that rare combination of great theatre artist and gifted storyteller. We love her characters because we recognize their humanity. SWEET TEXAS RECKONING takes us home in so many hilarious and inspiring ways, ” says Julie Proudfoot, director. In addition to being named the Artemisia Fall Festival 2016 Audience Favorite, “Sweet Texas Reckoning” was the first place winner of the New Works of Merit 2016 International Competition.
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Major Funders & Sponsors
Arts Work Fund, The Chicago Community Trust, The Gaylord and Dorothy Donnelly Foundation Gen Ops Strategy, Home Advisor, Illinois Arts Council Agency, Illinois Humanities, National Endowment for the Arts, The Elizabeth Morse Charitable Trust, The MacArthur Funds for Arts and Culture at The Richard H. Driehaus Foundation, The Puffin Foundation, New Media Productions