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by Emma Genesen

Directed by Anne Marie Nest

The University of Iowa, Iowa City IA


After the violation of a GIRL's body, heart, and soul, she finds herself silenced in the labyrinth of her psyche. With the help of a snarky subconscious, GIRL embarks on a quest to reclaim her narrative, and along the way, she faces the myriad of voices that threaten to trap her with words that are not her own. In the words of Galileo, "Philosophy is written in this grand book - I mean the universe - which stands continually to open to our gaze, but it cannot be understood unless one first learns to comprehend the language and interpret the characters in which it is written... without which it is humanly impossible to understand a single word of it; without these, one is wandering about in a dark labyrinth."


by Ruby Rae Spiegel

Directed by Anne Marie Nest

Contemporary American Theater Festival at Shepard University

Set in the locker room of a high school swim team and the narrow hallway of a college dorm, Amy, Ester, Reba and Victor struggle with the messiness of youth. Adrift in a sea of misinformation, loneliness, humor, Harry Potter, and the right to choose, these four young people confront the cold, hard realities of life as they attempt to make sense of their surroundings and find themselves on dry land.



Directed & Choreographed by Anne Marie Nest

National Theatre Conservatory | Denver, CO


A Low-flying Trapeze Show

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