JULY 5 - 8, 2017


“How does it feel to realize that…you are going to become a footnote in history
and a trivia question subject forever?”

Dr. Sally Ride: “Gosh, that’s quite an honor!”

It’s 1983 and America is sending its first female astronaut into space, breaking the highest glass ceiling. anecdota returns with a rollicking, genre-bending meditation on being an American first that looks back to ask how far have we traveled, how far have we come.

PERFORMANCES: Wednesday – Saturday at 7
PRICE: Tickets $20 / Students and Seniors $16
At IRT:154 Christopher st. NYC #3B (third floor)

Created by anecdota
Music by Rima Fand

Performed live by a seriously kick-ass all-female band:

Leni Stern on guitar (recently named one of the “50 Most Sensational Female Guitarists of All Time” by Guitar Player Magazine), Felice Rosser on bass (who first picked up a bass borrowed from her friend Basquiat), Jessie Nelson on drums and Kirsten Nordine on keyboards.

anecdota creates original live performance works inspired by (too) little-known (true) stories of women who dared to shape history. Led by Erica Fae & Jill A. Samuels, their production Take What Is Yours was a Critics’ Pick in The NY Times, supported by Ms. Magazine, and nominated for a Henry Hewes Design Award. Fae’s feature film To Keep The Light won the Fipresci Int’l Critics’ prize, among other festival awards. Samuels’ interdisciplinary work has appeared at over sixty festivals, venues and sites.

IRT Theater is a grassroots laboratory for independent theater and performance in New York City, providing space and support to a new generation of artists. Tucked away in the old Archive Building in Greenwich Village,  IRT’s mission is to build a community of emerging and established artists by creating a home for the development and presentation of new work. Some of the artists we have supported include Young Jean Lee, Reggie Watts and Mike Daisey.

This program is supported, in part, by public funds from the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs, New York State Council on the Arts, and The Nancy Quinn Fund, a project of ART-NY.

PLEASE NOTE: All sales final and there is no late seating at IRT Theater.
***IRT is a fully wheelchair-accessible facility.***