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Artemesia's Intent back up by Jody Chris


Devised by:
Mariah Freda, Irina Kuraeva, Brianna Kalisch, Melissa Moschitto & Lynde Rosario

Direction & Script:
Melissa Moschitto

Performed by: Mariah Freda

Dramaturgy: Lynde Rosario  
Visual Design: Irina Kuraeva

Sound Design: Adrian Bridges   
Lighting Design: Wren Mitchell

Stage Management: Mary Daniel  
Creative Assistant: Mary Baillie  

Assistant Producer:
Brian Demar Jones

Touring Stage Managers: Katie Gilmartin, Thalia Sablon,
& Rachel Heide

Artemisia’s Intent​ delivers a captivating physical performance to unearth the life, work, and words of 17th century painter Artemisia Gentileschi. Inspired by every proclamation of "me too," The Anthropologists craft a startling portrait of a woman caught at the intersection of power, assault, and art.


Artemisia's Intent was made possible by the AIRspace Residency at Abrons Arts Center (NYC)



The Foundry (MA)
February 6

Grange Hall Cultural Center (VT)
February 7-8



Hofstra University

March 26

Art House Productions (NJ)
​October 18 + 19

Cape May Stage (NJ)

October 21

Peabody Black Box (MA)

October 25

Shea Theater Arts Center (MA)

​October 26


Scranton Fringe Festival
September 27-29
The Kraine (NYC)
September 14
FringePVD (Providence, RI)
July 31 & August 1

The Kraine (NYC)
July 26
2018 Estrogenius Festival (NYC)
March 16

2018 Frigid Festival (NYC)
February 14, 24, 26, March 1, 4

WINNER Best Solo Drama

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"As Artemisia, [Mariah Freda] exudes a charismatic sense of fun and independence." 
(Culture Catch)

Artemisia’s Intent is astonishingly thorough. The Anthropologists charge forward with humor, intensity, and the madness of the moment."
(The Theatre Times)

"... a strong performance by Mariah Freda, an excellent script and directing effort by Melissa Moschitto."

(Hi! Drama)


"... Like the #MeToo movement, Artemisia’s Intent isn’t going away any time soon."

"Artemisia's Intent is a solid, timely piece..."

(Theatre is Easy)

"Among the show's many virtues, Artemisia improved the way I see action--the drama--of art." (Into Words)

"In Moschitto's dialogue and Freda's exhilarating performance, Artemisia Gentileschi lives again, if only for an hour."

(Stage Buddy)

"A production that is guaranteed to be a powerhouse tour"
(R&D Young Howze)

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View the research, source materials, and paintings used to create this play and more, along with resources for ending sexual assault and violence against women on our Investigate page.

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