Are you an Emotional Creature? Aren’t we all? With all the noise this holiday season, I wanted to make sure you didn’t miss this off-Broadway hidden gem!

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Emotional Creature, the secret life of girls around the world


Written by Eve Ensler
Directed by Jo Bonney
Music & Music Direction by Charl-Johan Lingenfelder

Discover, celebrate and embrace your Emotional Creature! From the woman who shattered taboos with The Vagina Monologues, comes a compelling, 90-minute theatrical experience. Tony Award winner Eve Ensler’s new play empowers the Emotional Creature within every human being. Staged by Obie Award-winning director Jo Bonney, with original music by Charl-Johan Lingenfelder, the bold voice of a new generation takes center stage with a cast of six outrageous and talented young actors. You’ll laugh, cry and dance with them as they share the heartbreak and thrills of being a young, alive, Emotional Creature.

This limited engagement runs through January 13, 2013 and is playing at The Romulus Linney Courtyard Theatre at The Pershing Square Signature Center at 480 West 42nd Street between 9th and 10th Avenues in New York City.


Ƹ̵̡Ӝ̵̨̄Ʒ   Ashley Bryant
Ƹ̵̡Ӝ̵̨̄Ʒ   Molly Carden
Ƹ̵̡Ӝ̵̨̄Ʒ  Emily S. Grosland
Ƹ̵̡Ӝ̵̨̄Ʒ  Joaquina Kalukango
Ƹ̵̡Ӝ̵̨̄Ʒ  Sade Namei
Ƹ̵̡Ӝ̵̨̄Ʒ  Olivia Oguma
Ƹ̵̡Ӝ̵̨̄Ʒ  Kaliswa Brewster
Ƹ̵̡Ӝ̵̨̄Ʒ  Leanne Cabrera

Get Social With It:

Ƹ̵̡Ӝ̵̨̄Ʒ - Follow @EmoCreaturePlay and use the hashtag #EmotionalCreature in your tweet.
Ƹ̵̡Ӝ̵̨̄Ʒ  - Like Emotional Creature on Facebook
Ƹ̵̡Ӝ̵̨̄Ʒ  - Subscribe to their YouTube channel and watch cool clips!
Ƹ̵̡Ӝ̵̨̄Ʒ  - You can also Pin with the play on Pinterest too!

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Left: Mama Butterfly and Right: ME! Ascending Butterfly

My Take:

Me being ‘The Official #TwitterPartyDJ’ it’s in part because I’m really always thinking music, if I had to give you a song to describe this play it would be Beyonce’s Run The World (Girls), much because this play, like the song, is part rally cry, and total empowerment with a young, vibrant, and passionate edge to it.

Each member of this cast put in an incredibly strong performance, powerful, raw and poignant. This isn’t one of those ‘fun time’ musicals, the subject matter is heavy make no mistake about it, it addresses so many stages in the transition from young woman to adult with the complexities and questions that come with that transition. Ultimately you leave feeling transformed, and hopefully with the desire to truly empower the young women in your life and community.

It's also a great play for mothers and daughters to see together, I saw it with Mama Butterfly, and while I'm well past my teen years, it definitely gave us quite a bit to talk about, and if you are a mom of a teenager, this is definitely a play you should see together. (I'm thinking a nice break in the midst of the insanity that is holiday shopping in New York City!)


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