Glory of Living

Directed by Amy Werba and co-directed by Sei Shiomi, this was the first time Gilman’s work had been shown in Paris.


Set in the Deep South, Gilman introduces us to 15-year-old Lisa, the daughter of a prostitute, and Clint, an ex-car thief she runs away with, and later marries, in hopes of escaping the miserable life she shares with her mother. A tale of abuse, the play follows this impoverished couple as they kidnap and murder countless run-away girls -- all throw-away children like Lisa. Yet no one ever seems to notice they have disappeared.

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The Bilingual Acting Workshop production stars Sophie Rooney, Gerard James Smurthwaite, Lawrence MacGowan, Josephine Mackaras, Gerry Howell, Steven Tobin, Anna Verbouk, Michael Stromme and Juliana Lima.

Rebecca Gilman, a 2002 and 2004 Pulitzer Prize Nominee, is one of the most exciting playwrights being produced in the States and Europe. She is the recipient of The Joseph Jefferson Citation for "Best Play in Chicago" and the American Theatre Critics Association's Osborn Award for the "Best New American Play." Additionally, Gilman is the winner of an After Dark Award, the George Devine Award, a Guggenheim Fellowship, the Scott McPherson Award, an Illinois Arts Council playwriting fellowship - and is the first American to win the Evening Standard Award for "Most promising playwright." Time Magazine also named her "Best Playwright of the Year," for her work, Boy Gets Girl.


7-12 May 2004

Les Voutes in Paris