She’s Wearing White…

Created by Faye Hargate & Joan Hargate with the Ensemble
Directed by Faye Hargate, 2014 Creative Workforce Fellow*

October 09, 2014 - October 26, 2014

Times vary, see below, The Church

An art/performance installation that investigates purity, idealized femininity and sexual role-playing through the lens of the Virgin-Bride’s wedding night. Audience members will step into a multi-sensory mosaic of languid lace, extinguished candles, castoff altars and siren sounds, whilst a six-woman ensemble performs haunting music and original text from within a labyrinth of white-veiled walls. WORLD PREMIERE.

Performance times on the hour:

Thursdays at 7:00pm, 8:00pm, 9:00
Fridays at 7:00pm, 8:00pm, 9:00pm
Saturdays at 4:00pm, 5:00pm, 6:00pm, 9:00pm, 10:00pm
Sundays at 3:00pm, 4:00pm, 5:00pm


The Creative Production Team Includes:

Faye Hargate & Joan Hargate – Installation Design and Construction
Jeremy Paul – Lighting Design


 sww2Performed by Dionne Atchison, Courtney Nicole Auman, Marcia Custer, Caitlin Lewins, Renee Schilling and Michelle Sipes

*The Creative Workforce Fellowship is a program of the Community Partnership for Arts and Culture. The Fellowship program is supported by the residents of Cuyahoga County through a public grant from Cuyahoga Arts & Culture.

Performance times on the hour:

Thursdays at 7:00pm, 8:00pm, 9:00
Fridays at 7:00pm, 8:00pm, 9:00pm
Saturdays at 4:00pm, 5:00pm, 6:00pm, 9:00pm, 10:00pm
Sundays at 3:00pm, 4:00pm, 5:00pm


Meet the Women of She’s Wearing White…

sww5GUARDIAN ANGEL would like to remind you to watch your step, to not be afraid of the monster in the closet and to NOT worry about that other thing. She’s on your shoulder and in the smallest crevice of your ear and if you listen, she may help.

GODDESS dances with nature on her side and can give and take in one moment, seeing back and forward as present crystallizes. She is ALL. She is POWER. She is MOTHER. She is SHE.

SLUT is easy like Sunday morning. She enjoys, relishes, drinks, caresses, eats and….well, you know. Loose as a goose, she can’t remember the last time her right leg touched her left leg and vows to never let them meet again (unless she’s on her side).

WIFE chose a bad week to quit smoking. Her “special day” was held last autumn at the St. Martin Botanical Garden, in Kalamazoo, Michigan. (His choice) She is keeping it together for Paul. (Whom she loves.. and adores…and…) Former wife of Ethan, Mark, David, Ethan, Joshua, Armond and Ethan. This time, she is keeping her last name.

VIRGIN dreams and fears. Likes the taste of pennies because it reminds her of the taste when she bites the inside of her cheek until it breaks skin. Asks often: WWMMD?

GIRL 1.0’s favorite thing to do is lay in the grass at the park and pick flowers to take home to Mom. When she grows up she wants to be just like mom. Her favorite color is purple.

GIRL 1.1 is not mother’s favorite. She is a little stumpy. She carries weight and understanding behind her eyes and is often lost in a far away……. Her favorite color is not purple.

sww4Faye Hargate (director and co-installation designer) is a performer, installation artist, educator and director. She creates new works, primarily working in devised theatre methods, and focuses on developing semiautobiographical pieces that explore female identity and the tensions between innocence, sexuality and power in American culture. She joined the CPT staff as the Education Associate in 2009, after working at the theatre as an independent artist since 2007. As Education Associate, Faye aids in the creation and production of the original, ensemble-driven theatre works created by CPT’s core education programs. Collaborating with visual artist, Joan Hargate, Faye has led the creation of performance art installations: Royal Ann’s Preserve, Echoless Shoreand Fellsalie. As a 2014 Creative Workforce Fellow, a program of the Community Partnership for Arts and Culture created through a public grant from Cuyahoga Arts & Culture, she is developing 3 new pieces: Feefer Rising, an original solo play, created with Raymond Bobgan, She’s Wearing White…, andThe Virgin, The Slut and other Mythical Creatures,a devised piece that will be presented in CPT’s 2015 Big Box series. Faye is a graduate of Ecole Jacques Lecoq (Paris, France), a professional theatre training program, and has performed in France and Portugal. She holds a BA degree in Religious Studies and Theatre from Bowdoin College (Brunswick, Maine) and trained with Cleveland’s Inlet Dance Theatre.

sww6Joan Hargate (co-installation designer) is a Cleveland based visual artist with over 45 years of professional experience. Her provocative paintings and drawings (acrylics, pen and ink) have been exhibited worldwide and are held in corporate and private collections nationally and internationally. She worked at American Greetings-Carlton Cards Retail for 20 years, serving as Director of Product Development for 10 years, and is Owner-President of creative development company, Art4Art, Inc. Joan’s theatrical set design/dressing and installation credits have been with Cleveland Public Theatre and Theater Ninjas. Collaborating with her daughter, Faye Hargate, Joan has worked on the creation of performance art installations: Royal Ann’s Preserve, Echoless Shore and Fellsalie. Theater Ninjas credits include Excavations, Heddatron, Woyzeck, Marble City, Peep Show, Beetlebug and the Bad Worm. Anna Bella Eema (co-production with CPT).

Faye Hargate from CPAC on Vimeo.