Ensemble Studio Theatre/Alfred P. Sloan Foundation present     BEHIND THE SHEET   by Charly Evon Simpson directed by Colette Robert*   A NEW YORK TIMES CRITIC'S PICK!   set by Lawrence E. Moten III  costumes by Sarah Woodham   lighting by Adam Honoré sound design by Fan Zhang

Ensemble Studio Theatre/Alfred P. Sloan Foundation present

BEHIND THE SHEET by Charly Evon Simpson directed by Colette Robert*

A NEW YORK TIMES CRITIC'S PICK!

set by Lawrence E. Moten III

costumes by Sarah Woodham

lighting by Adam Honoré
sound design by Fan Zhang

Charly Evon Simpson confronts the history of a great medical breakthrough by telling the forgotten story of a community of enslaved black women who involuntarily enabled the discovery. In 1840s Alabama, Philomena assists a doctor - her owner - as he performs experimental surgeries on her fellow slave women, trying to find a treatment for the painful post-childbirth complications known as fistulas. Reframing the origin story of modern gynecology,  Behind the Sheet  tells how these women supported each other, and questions who, and what, history remembers.  Take a look: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yxJ76CjV6HI

Charly Evon Simpson confronts the history of a great medical breakthrough by telling the forgotten story of a community of enslaved black women who involuntarily enabled the discovery. In 1840s Alabama, Philomena assists a doctor - her owner - as he performs experimental surgeries on her fellow slave women, trying to find a treatment for the painful post-childbirth complications known as fistulas. Reframing the origin story of modern gynecology, Behind the Sheet tells how these women supported each other, and questions who, and what, history remembers.

Take a look: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yxJ76CjV6HI

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