Bryna Turner’s “Bull in a China Shop” tells the love story of the President of Mount Holyoke College’s Mary Woolley and her partner, Jeanette Marks. The story is inspired by the real letters between these two groundbreaking women and spans a nearly forty year period from 1899 to 1937. The unique production crosses mediums with a viola player and filmed sequences which highlighted the telling of the story.
Directed by Susan G. Reid, the project was a collaboration between Georgia State University’s School of Film, Media & Theatre, GSU Players and the Center for Innovation and Collaboration in the Arts, Out Front Theatre Company which gives voice to the LGBTQIA community and nationally recognized dramaturg, Celise Kalke, Managing Director of Synchronicity Theatre.
The play was first presented by Out Front Theatre from January 30 – February 15 and by the GSU Players at Dahlberg Hall Theatre from March 4-8.