Two Sisters Find a Box of Lesbian Erotica in the Woods
Emma Horwitz and Bailey Williams
at Loading Dock
January 5, 6, 12, & 13 @ 7:30pm
In every woods, there is a box. The box is full of lesbian erotica. We are going to read some for you.
Written and Performed by Emma Horwitz and Bailey Williams
Directed by Tara Elliott
Sound design by Johnny Gasper
Lighting design by Josiah Davis
Stage manager: Allison Raynes*
Production assistant: Jaden Tyler Urso
We definitely know what we’d like to do, but nobody knows you like your sister. Let’s slip into something more comfortable for this next part. A dude ranch, an upstate diner, the grossest go-go bar in New York City, the— Shhhhhh… this is the library. Settle down. A pair of knitting needles, a wildlife camera, motorcycles, obviously. Rusty, Dusty, Patsy, Mickey, Harley, Bailey, Emma, you, the librarian. Click clack, click clack. She’s coming. There are a few different ways this could go down. Two Sisters Find a Box of Lesbian Erotica in the Woods is an intimate theatrical experience.
cw: sexual content - 18+
In Collaboration with New Georges
EMMA HORWITZ is a writer from New York City, who was born during a cold month in the year 1992. Emma’s plays have been supported by The Playwrights Realm (2023-2024 Page One Fellow w/ Mary Gets Hers; 2021-2022 Writing Fellow), Clubbed Thumb (2022-2023 Early Career Writers Group), New Georges (2022-2023 Audrey Resident w/ Bailey Williams, Affiliated Artist), Williamstown Theater Festival (2020 “Playwright-in-Residence”), Two Headed Rep (Reno & Moll), New York Theatre Workshop, The Brick, Dixon Place etc. Work in fiction and comics has been published in print and online at Joyland Magazine, Two Serious Ladies, Vol. 1 Brooklyn's Sunday Stories, Spiral Bound, Moon Missives, McSweeney's Internet Tendency, etc. Residencies include Erik Ehn’s Stillwright, Arts Letters & Numbers, and CAMP (Collaborative Arts Mobility Project). Winner of the 2022 Chelsey/Bumbalo Playwriting Award for The Executrix. Emma has taught playwriting at the Rhode Island School of Design, Brown University and Mount Holyoke College. BA: Bard College, Written Arts. MFA: Brown University.
BAILEY WILLIAMS is a writer of plays and fiction. Past productions: Coach Coach, dir. Dara Malina, Clubbed Thumb’s Winterworks 2023. Events, dir. Sarah Blush, The Hearth at The Brick, December 2022; I thought I would die but I didn’t, dir. Sarah Blush, The Tank, May 2019; Buffalo Bailey’s Ranch for Gay Horses, Troubled Teen Girls and Other: a 90 Minute Timeshare Presentation, The Exponential Festival, January 2018. She was a 2022 MacDowell Fellow for Fiction and a member of the 2021-2022 Clubbed Thumb Early Career Writers Group and Ars Nova’s 2022-2023 Play Group. She is a New Georges affiliated artist and recipient of the 2022 Audrey Residency with Emma Horwitz. MFA: Brooklyn College.
TARA ELLIOTT (she/they) is a director, choreographer, and producer for stage and screen. She won Best Short Director at the LA Independent Women Film Awards for short film Untidy and was a writer/producer of Gotham Award-winning web series Shugs & Fats. She is the recipient of a Venturous Theater Grant for development of experimental audio drama Pleasure Machine and a Tow Travel Grant for research in Cuba. She has developed new plays with Clubbed Thumb, Colt Coeur, Pipeline, Fresh Ground Pepper, LaMicro Theater, Teatro LATEA, Goethe Institut, Downtown Art, and the Exquisite Corpse Company among others. Her work has been seen in London, Seoul, Edinburgh, Toronto, Vancouver, and Santiago, and in NYC theaters including The Public, The Cherry Lane, The New Ohio, HERE Arts, and Walkerspace. Inaugural Directing Cohort at Mercury Store. 2021 Clubbed Thumb Directing Fellow. New Georges Affiliate Artist. 2019/2020 CoCo Resident with Colt Coeur. 2018 Drama League Directing Fellow. MFA Directing, Brooklyn College. She currently teaches Directing at NYU Tisch: Playwrights Downtown.