Fourth-Year Thesis: “Neaptide” – Livestream
Contemporary Voices: A Virtual Theater Festival — Part 2
A comedic play about the negative stereotypes and treatment of lesbians in the mid-1980s, “Neaptide” — considered a seminal LGBT+ theater project — follows a lesbian who keeps her personal life private amidst her struggle for custody of her daughter after a divorce. British dramatist Sarah Daniels has relentlessly probed the fault lines of contemporary society, tackling issues like power relations between the sexes, the position of women, lesbianism, pornography, male violence and sexual abuse.
“Neaptide” is directed by drama senior Ticket Knowlton. Born and raised in Irmo, South Carolina, Knowlton is the first gender-nonconforming director at UNCSA and previously assistant directed “Our Town,” “Cider House Rules, Parts I and II,” “Next to Normal” and “Scenes from an Execution.”
“Neaptide” will be filmed during the spring semester and offered via livestream in June.