My short play LOSING IT, about a graduate student in media studies interviewing the original Disney Princesses about their "wedding nights," was one of 9 plays chosen out of 300 submissions for Theatre@First's Fractured Fairy Tale Festival in Sommerville, Mass. I love these pictures (taken by Jay Sekora and Katrina) of the production, which shows these talented actresses bringing my words to life.

As a reader, I have always loved fairy tales. As a writer, I am interested in retelling them with a feminist, modern perspective. I have a love/hate relationship with Disney, and in writing about these characters in new ways, I feel I am having a conversation with Walt Disney, with the Grimm Brothers, and with my young self, who yearned to be like Snow White, Cinderella, and Sleeping Beauty.

I am grateful to Theatre@First and everyone involved in the festival for choosing LOSING IT and bringing it to the stage so beautifully, and of course, I am grateful to the audiences, without whom our work as playwrights would have little meaning.

Check out this fine theatre company's website for more information: http://www.theatreatfirst.org

And let me know in the comments which is your favorite (least favorite)  Disney princess--and why you love (can't stand) her!

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