Title X: A World Premiere
Artemisia Theatre is back on stage with Title X (Ten), by Julie Proudfoot and directed by Willow James & Julie Proudfoot.
A 17-year-old wrestles with her choices under Title X. The director of a women’s clinic defends her patient’s right to reproductive justice. A member of Operation Rescue protests in front of an abortion clinic. An asylum officer conducts a credible fear interview at the Texas/Mexico border. A woman in her twenties confronts haunting memories of sexual harassment by her professor during a visit to her former college campus. A conservative congresswoman urges her pro-life supporters to fight the battle for the unborn with Christian love. A survivor of sexual assault reclaims her life after taking her boss to trial for rape. A lesbian exposes her complicated but loving relationship with her partner, who died of AIDS. In the end, the 17-year-old, now a mature woman, reveals the empowering life lessons she has learned. Written like a docudrama, Title X (Ten) chronicles abortion rights from 1978 to present day through the lens of eight radically different female characters.