100: My Geriatric Uterus with Lormarev Jones, playwright and solo performer

My Geriatric Uterus is a bold, brazen and brash solo play that examines the expectations placed on women’s bodies against the backdrop of late stage Capitalism. Written and performed by Lormarev Jones, featuring music by Christopher Wood, My Geriatric Uterus premiered at the 2019 Cincinnati Fringe Festival and was the winner of the David C. Herriman Artists’ Pick of the Fringe.

In this conversation with Lormarev Jones, we talk about the writing and development process for My Geriatric Uterus, collaborating while developing a solo piece, writing tips, self-care, and more. 

READ ONE PAGE OF MY GERIATRIC UTERUS HERE. [Rated R]

Lormarev Jones is a Freelance Director, Choreographer, and Educator currently based in Raleigh. She received her MFA in Theatre from Sarah Lawrence College. Lormarev has served as a director and choreographer at many theatres and high schools in the Triangle, including North Carolina State, Meredith College, Raleigh Charter High School, Raleigh Little Theatre and many others.  She is also a deviser, playwright, and solo performer; her most recent solo play, My Geriatric Uterus, won the 2019 David C. Herriman Artists’ Pick of the Fringe award at the 2019 Cincinnati Fringe Festival.  She currently teaches at North Carolina State University and Meredith College, her alma mater, while continuing to freelance in all her areas of expertise. 

As 2020 Piedmont Laureate, Tamara is featuring a series of local playwrights to discuss their work, their writing processes, and their wisdom.

The Piedmont Laureate program is co-sponsored by the City of Raleigh Arts Commission, Durham Arts Council, Orange County Arts Commission, and United Arts Council of Raleigh & Wake County. Its primary goal is to promote awareness and heighten appreciation for excellence in the literary arts in the Piedmont region of North Carolina. The program is dedicated to building a literary bridge for residents to come together and celebrate the art of writing, enriching the lives of all our citizens.

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