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Radford, VA 24141
O’Keeffe! Promo Video
Solo-Performance: $1,500 - $3,000
Workshops: $200 - $1,000
*Please inquire about educational and institutional discounts. Fee varies depending on travel and number of performances.
Throughout the year
“O’Keeffe!” is designed to be presented in a variety of settings ranging from state-of-the-art theatres to galleries or other open spaces. Preference is for a professional sound system with stage lighting, however, we can be flexible in most circumstances. Please contact artist for specifics.
“O’Keeffe!” draws a universal mature audience. College age and above, with younger audience members welcome accompanied by an adult. For colleges this is a perfect opportunity for inter-departmental collaboration between Art, Women’s Studies, Theatre, History. High School performance version available.
Lucinda McDermott is a performer/playwright who has mastered the art of transforming history into compelling drama. She has performed her critically acclaimed one-person tour de force, “O’Keeffe!”, Off-Broadway, internationally, and throughout the USA in state-of-the-art theatres, museums, and universities to sold out houses. She has collaborated with historians on commissions at Colonial Williamsburg, the Hampton History Museum, and Washington & Lee Univ.’s Special Collections to create ground breaking historically accurate, thrilling performance pieces.
Lucinda has performed in a variety of plays, film, television, commercials, industrials, voice-overs, and has been on many tours. She is a proud member of Actor’s Equity Association and the Dramatists Guild
Lucinda is a joyful teaching artist with experience that ranges from professionals to university, to K-12. She has extensive training in Arts Integration through the Kennedy Center and A+ Schools of NC, and experience leading workshops and collaborating with teachers to develop their own curriculum.
In this critically acclaimed play, artist Georgia O’Keeffe struggles to make peace with an unresolved issue. Even beyond death, art aficionados continue to question who was responsible for the “Mother of Modern Art” ’s success. O’Keeffe and husband Alfred Stieglitz maintained a passionate and tempestuous relationship for 30 over years. Known as “the father of modern photography”, Stieglitz photographed O’Keeffe over 500 times and was the first to exhibit her work through his gallery 291. Grateful for his initial interest, O’Keeffe soon struggles to maintain her fierce independence in life and art. She takes us on a journey beginning in 1915 with the development of her unique style, until Stieglitz’s death in 1946. The struggle to survive independently within a relationship and to understand her own creative process is part of O’Keeffe’s quest to answer the question, “Was it me or was it Stieglitz?” Because this conflict between individualism and a shared life is at the heart of everyone’s personal journey, the play may be as much about us as it is about O’Keeffe. Lucinda McDermott presents us with an O’Keeffe that is human, witty, and lively. This engrossing drama about the beloved American icon delights the O’Keeffe scholar as well as someone new to her work.
Written and performed by Lucinda McDermott. Directed by Roger Mrazek with soundscape by Jon Piro. © 2005 Lucinda McDermott