Claudia Barnett teaches playwriting at Middle Tennessee State University and is the author of I Love You Terribly: Six Plays (Carnegie Mellon, 2012). She wrote Witches Vanish during a Downstage Left Residency at Stage Left Theatre (Chicago) and further developed it for the MultiStages 2013 New Works Finalist Festival (New York) and the 8th Annual Women’s Work Festival (St. John’s, Newfoundland); Venus Theatre (Laurel, MD) will produce its world premiere as part of the Women’s Voices Theatre Festival in the fall of 2015. Her current project is Aglaonike’s Tiger, a parable about science and superstition set in ancient Greece.
In a series of stylized, highly visual vignettes employing puppetry, poetry, and surrealism, the weïrd sisters from Macbeth explore the stories of women who disappear, whether by choice or force. Inspired by history, astronomy, and Shakespeare, Witches Vanish examines the nature of change and the value of human life.
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