The five, fine females that founded the Weird Sisters are Kelly Criss, Veronika Duerr, Jaclyn Hofmann, Tiffany Porter, and Megan Rose-Houchins, all former and/or current employees of the Atlanta Shakespeare Company. The ASC is currently the Fiscal Sponsor of the Weird Sisters Theatre Project as they complete the process of becoming a full-fledged, tax-exempt, non-profit theatre company. Thank you ASC!
The Weird Sisters 2013 Summer Series of Plays included Lauren Gunderson’s EMILIE: LA MARQUISE DU CHATELET DEFENDS HER LIFE TONIGHT at the Aurora Theatre and Evan Linder and Andrew Hobgood's 5 LESBIANS EATING A QUICHE at the Shakespeare Tavern. Both of these plays were Atlanta premieres and garnered rave reviews.
“Best seventy minutes of this year…or any year!” (5 LESBIANS)
“…the 97th theatrical production that I have seen in Atlanta since Aug. 1, 2012, and it is easily and decidedly one of the TOP FIVE shows that I have seen!!!...” (EMILIE)
Previous credits include the August 2012 production of Jane Martin's ANTON IN SHOW BUSINESS and the July 2011 production of Paula Vogel's DESDEMONA: A PLAY ABOUT A HANDKERCHIEF.*
Over the past two years, the Weird Sisters have experienced a great deal of success from having been asked to co-host at the 2012 Suzi Bass Awards to being featured in articles in the AJC and interviewed on WABE’s "City Café." The Weird Sisters were invited to speak on a “Women in the Arts” panel at UGA this past fall. Ticket sales have TRIPLED since 2012 and ArtsATL named EMILIE: LA MARQUISE DU CHATELET DEFENDS HER LIFE TONIGHT #4 on their list of Top 10 Plays of 2013. In Atlanta Theatre Buzz’s Best of 2013 list, the Weird Sisters were mentioned 5 times: Best Plays (5 LESBIANS & EMILIE), Best Actress (Veronika Duerr for EMILIE), Best Ensemble (Jaclyn Hofmann, Bryan Lee, Tiffany Porter, Megan Rose, and Annie York for 5 LESBIANS), and Best Director (Kelly Criss for 5 LESBIANS). Most importantly the Weird Sisters have been growing a patron base that continues to be excited and supportive of their work and constantly asks the question, “So, what’s next?”
So…what is next for the Weird Sisters? Joining the Suzi Awards of course!
*DESDEMONA: A PLAY ABOUT A HANDKERCHIEF was produced under the name “Biscuits and Gravy Productions”