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Behind the Sheet

2:08:00
Drama
History
Education Level
Higher Education

An important medical breakthrough has a shameful history. In 1840’s Alabama, a slave-owning doctor performs medical experiments on involuntary subjects – enslaved women – in an effort to solve the problem of fistulas, a post-childbirth anomaly. As the experiments proceed, and he gets close to a solution, the women try to survive and even find dignity in the face of inhuman treatment.

Includes conversations with playwright Charly Evon Simpson and Dr. Deirdre Cooper Owens, author of Medical Bondage: Race, Gender and the Origins of American Gynecology.

This play is part of L.A. Theatre Works’ Relativity Series of science-themed plays. Lead funding for the Relativity Series is provided by the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation, bridging science and the arts in the modern world.

Directed by Rosalind Ayres
Directed by Inger Tudor
Producing Director: Susan Albert Loewenberg
Monica McSwain as Mary
Matthew Floyd Miller as Samuel and Edward
Larry Powell as Lewis and Benjamin
Devon Sorvari as Josephine
Josh Stamberg as George
Karen Malina White as Philomena
Narrated by Inger Tudor
Associate Artistic Director: Anna Lyse Erikson
Sound Designer and Mixing Engineer: Mark Holden for The Invisible Studios, West Hollywood
Senior Radio Producer: Ronn Lipkin
Foley Artist: Jeff Gardner
Recording Engineer and Editor: Neil Wogensen
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9781682661185
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9781682661178
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