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Riot Grrrl Saves the World

ensemble theatre · will play for food theatre group · Ages 15+ · flashing lights · world premiere · United States of America

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TODD LAMPE certified reviewer June 29, 2014
In a truly original one-act play, Riot Grrrl Saves the World is packed full of solid performances, with especially good work from Poonam Basu and Zoë Lillian as kindred spirits who become closer as the play progresses. They both display a natural charisma and ability for the roles. TIffany Mo and Emma Servant provide rich performances too and it's obvious the cast has true chemistry. The show is also loaded with wonderful asides to the audience in the form of short monologues, all helped along by well-paced directing - and as a bonus, you get to see a LIVE girl band crank out some raw, steamy punk onstage. But...does Riot Grrrl really have what it takes to save the world? If you haven't yet seen it, be sure to catch it during the extended ru... full review
CHRISTOPHER LOOP certified reviewer June 18, 2014
I'd lived the 90's, but not as a girl. Now I have. A fun and gut-punching tale, well executed. Great work!... full review
CARLY D. WECKSTEIN certified reviewer June 29, 2014
Thank you, thank you Will Play for Food for putting this very important story on the stage. Louisa Hill's beautiful script is such a refreshing and necessary voice. I really enjoyed the language of religion/faith mixing with the grrrl talk, into a kind of magical poetry. I loved the diversity of this awesome all-female cast, and I loved the authentic body-positivity of this production. This is what the Fringe and the theatre world in general (but most especially in LA) needs more of! I loved looking over and seeing a whole row of young men next me who were SO into this story -- YES! Thanks for helping prove that grrrl stories are important for everyone to hear! I would have loved to see the actors playing the romantic interests have... full review
JENNIE WEBB certified reviewer June 18, 2014
Originally posted on Bitter Lemons: "Fringe Femmes" | "Riot Grrrl Saves the World (or, The Zine of Grrl)" by Louisa Hill | Man. To some of us, 1992 doesn't seem that long ago. But I'd guess that even for those who were in diapers (or not even?) then, Louisa Hill's exploration of the Riot Grrrl post-punk, third-wave feminism music and zine movement that began the '80s and '90s could not be more fun and fresh. So in Riot Grrrl Saves the World it's (kinda) 1992 and not only do we find three teens (Zoë Lillian, Emma Servant and Tiffany Mo) grrrling up for action, empowerment and self-discovery while putting together a garage band, but also an outsider (Poonam Basu) who finds them while distributing Jehovah's Witness materials about the en... full review
ESTHER MIRA certified reviewer June 23, 2014
tagged as: punk rock · girl power · riot grrrl · feminism
I had such a blast watching Riot Grrrl Saves The World. The story is engaging and the energy of the talented cast is electrifying! I loved how spirited and passionate each actress was from start to finish. My favorite parts were the monologues spoken directly to the audience. The actresses delivered their impassioned words with such conviction and truth that I was right there in the moment with them--I was a part of their riot grrrl world, and it was so cool. You don't want to miss this super fun show!... full review