That'swhatshesaid

A one-person performance using only female dialogue from the most-produced plays in America, That'swhatshesaid is a brutal theatrical exercise in isolation. When a female character is left alone with no male protagonists to support, her behaviors gain both chaos and clarity, resulting in a concentrated dose of the modern theater's intended role for women.

Press:
American Theatre: That's What They Wrote and 'That'swhatshesaid'

"Brilliant... Meaker's collage amounts to a righteous critique of [the patriarchal] system, and the nuances of Pike's visceral, humorous performance makes that critique all the more poignant."  - The Stranger

"A very illuminating portrait of the state of women onstage in modern theater... a fascinating exercise in deconstructing a portrait of today’s theater scene... structured and executed in very clever ways. It goes from being over the top funny to more than a little uncomfortable. Pike has great comic timing and playwright Meaker has constructed this compilation artfully." -  Twin Cities Daily Planet

"Erin Pike is a ferocious feminist killjoy in this hurricane strength indictment of the weak roles available to women on today’s mainstream stage. A physically demanding and tour de force solo performance." - Portland Theatre Scene

Watch the trailer:

 

Performance History:

February 4-7 2016 | Seattle, WA | Gay City Calamus Auditorium
Writer: Courtney Meaker
Director: HATLO
Lighting Design: Markeith Wiley
Sound Design: Kaeline Kine
Costume Design: Hannah Schnabel
Stage Manager: Daniel Christensen
On Book: Samantha Holsworth

August 13-16 2015 | Minneapolis, MN | Open Eye Figure Theatre
Writer: Courtney Meaker
Director: HATLO
Lighting Design: ilvs strauss
Sound Design: Kaeline Kine

June 20-22 2014 |  Portland, OR | Risk/Reward Festival | Artists Repertory Theatre
Writer: Courtney Meaker
Director: Katherine Karaus
Visual Design: Devin Petersen
Lighting Design: Amiya Brown
Sound Design: Kaeline Kine + Kyle Thompson

June 13-15 2014 | Seattle, WA | NW New Works Festival | On the Boards
Writer: Courtney Meaker
Director: Katherine Karaus
Visual Design: Devin Petersen
Lighting Design: Amiya Brown
Sound Design: Kaeline Kine + Kyle Thompson

 

Watch a short film by Daryle Conners about the That'swhatshesaid redaction controversy in Seattle: