Smoke & dust

by Joy McCullough-Carranza

Directed by Amy Poisson

Produced in association with Theatre Off Jackson

 Intrigue surrounds Barbara Strozzi, an ambitious 17th century composer rumored to be a courtesan. Her brilliance and musical talent are dismissed in a male-dominated profession that stifles female musicians.  In  Smoke And Dust , a modern acting troupe explores Strozzi’s music and the personal life of this historical figure: was she a victim, or an empowered woman defying society’s moralistic expectations?  Playwright McCullough-Carranza deftly weaves together past and present as characters in both timelines struggle against the limits society places on a woman’s ambition.

Intrigue surrounds Barbara Strozzi, an ambitious 17th century composer rumored to be a courtesan. Her brilliance and musical talent are dismissed in a male-dominated profession that stifles female musicians.

In Smoke And Dust, a modern acting troupe explores Strozzi’s music and the personal life of this historical figure: was she a victim, or an empowered woman defying society’s moralistic expectations?

Playwright McCullough-Carranza deftly weaves together past and present as characters in both timelines struggle against the limits society places on a woman’s ambition.

8:00 PM Friday, March 23 - Opening night

8:00 PM Saturday, March 24

8:00 PM Thursday, March 29

8:00 PM Friday March 30

8:00 PM Saturday March 31

8:00 PM Monday April 2 - PWYC Industry Night

8:00 PM Thursday April 5

8:00 PM Friday April 6

8:00 PM Saturday April 7

2:00 PM Sunday April 8 

8:00 PM Thursday April 12

8:00 PM Friday April 13

8:00 PM Saturday April 14

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All performances at the Theatre Off Jackson

409 7th Ave S. Seattle, WA 98104

Please leave plenty of time for parking, especially for weekend performances.