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The Hijabis

The Hijabis 

By: Rohina Malik
Directed by: Genevieve Fowler
Cultural Consultants: Mona Salah, Nora Mahmoud, Fetheya Alattar

The Hijabis is George Fox University's second Big Bridge Theatre Consortium (BBTC) play. BBTC is a group of 11 university theatre programs across the country committed to developing new plays dedicated to interfaith conflict and peace.

Maya, Nadia and Leen, three best friends from college, are now living their mid-20s dreams in suburban Chicago. Leen is a fashion designer who owns a fashion boutique. Maya works as an office assistant in a dental office, and Nadia is a teacher at a local Montessori school. Life after college isn’t what any of the women expected, but what unites them in their struggles is their love for ice cream, their penchant for laughter, and their commitment to wearing their hijabs as a reflection of the faithfulness to God. Unfortunately, their lives are upended when their mosque is desecrated by locals from the community. Their responses to this event change the course of their lives.

Cries and Whispers

By Ingmar Bergman
Directed by Genevieve Fowler 
Music Composition by Jeonghyeon Joo

In a radical reimagining of the seminal film, director Genevieve Fowler creates a liminal memory space in which lineage, histories, and the personal lens expand, inform, and liberate the powerful women of Bergman’s world. With original composition by renowned haegeum performer and composer Jeonghyeon Joo, this international collaboration brings the viewer into a dreamlike environment through deep listening, collage, and the performers’ individual experiences.

Produced by CalArts Center for New Performance.

Cries and Whispers was made possible through funding by Arts Council Korea.
Cries and Whispers is presented by special arrangement with Dramatists Play Service, Inc., New York.

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CalArts School of Theater presents
Written by Sophie Treadwell
Directed by Genevieve Fowler


California Institute of the Arts


Imagine that you are stuck in an unsatisfying job, a loveless marriage, and with an unwanted child. If you were presented with an option to escape, would you? Inspired by the true story of Ruth Snyder, we invite you to bear witness to the nine episodes of Sophie Treadwell’s claustrophobic Machinal. Watch as a young woman desperately tries to escape the stifling life that has been forced upon her.

here comes the tide/there goes the girl

Created by Genevieve Fowler and Nadja Leonhard-Hooper

Directed by Genevieve Fowler

Written by Nadja Leonhard-Hooper

Venue 13 Edinburgh Fringe Festival

Ophelia won't get out of the kiddie pool. Ham is talking to the blender. Gertrude has married her husband's brother. Claude can't stop eating and she's starting to notice. Paul is full of good ideas, but dammit, he keeps forgetting them. Something is moving under the manicured suburban lawn and a summer storm is brewing that no one but a fish could weather. This darkly comic reimagining of Hamlet begs the question: is she turning into a fish or did she just swim away?

"A Clever and Darkly Funny Reimagining of Hamlet" Diva Magazine Review

"Ludicrous entertainment and mystifying radicalisation" Broadway Baby


here comes the tide/there goes the girl

A Workshop Production at the HairPin Arts Center

Created by Genevieve Fowler and Nadja Leonhard-Hooper

Directed by Genevieve Fowler

Written by Najda Leonhard-Hooper


here lies the water/there stands the man

Created by Genevieve Fowler, Nadja Leonhard-Hooper, Sarah Traisman, Benjamin Olneck-Brown, Patrick Brady, Matt Goldstein and Jessie Lanza

Directed by Genevieve Fowler

Vassar College, 2015

Shakespeare at Vassar by Denise Whalen 

"A recent senior project in the Drama Department, titled Here Lies the Water / Here Stands the Man, focused on the role of Ophelia and cultural representations of female “madness” and the situation of women more generally. The script, devised by the ensemble, made use of over thirty source texts ranging from Handel’s “Lascia ch’io pianga,” to Sonny Bono’s “Bang Bang (My Baby Shot Me Down),” with Hamlet, King Lear, and Othello all providing inspiration. This completely student-driven project offered a beautiful deconstruction of Hamlet and the literary construction of female characters."

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