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A Solo Actor Play Celebrating the Life of American Artist Georgia O 'Keeffe
Written and Performed by Lucinda McDermott
​​​​​​​ Directed by Dr. Jan Powell

Georgia O’Keeffe has summoned an audience to help answer the question, “Was it me or was it Stieglitz?” We journey with O’Keeffe from 1915 when she tears up her work to date, and starts over in black and white to discover her own style. She revisits key moments in her life to reveal hidden truths, but the shadow of manager and husband Alfred Stieglitz looms heavy over her. Was it his nude photographs of her that enticed the art world to her, or was it her own excellence of craft? Would she have been noticed if he hadn’t exhibited her? Georgia rejects claims by the male dominated art world about what drives her art, but when a Stieglitz affair gets too intense, and a very public commission collapses, her world falls apart.  Georgia rallies, determined to survive and paint again, but some difficult decisions must be made.  In the end, the truth that lies deep in Georgia’s heart is revealed— and it’s as devastating as it is honest. O’Keeffe! is a revealing critically acclaimed drama about the beloved and complex American icon. 


Sponsored by the Fairfax Library Foundation, and partially supported by a grant from the Virginia Commission for the Arts (VCA) and the National Endowment for the Arts.

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About the Artist

Lucinda Mcdermott is a playwright, actor, and musician. Trained in all arts including dance and visual arts, she is a distinctive teaching artist who can facilitate unique connections particularly through Arts Integration. Lucinda trained in NYC at famed HB Studios, and with award winning actor Michael Moriarty. Her MFA is in playwriting from UVA, BFA in acting from VCU. 


This program is appropriate for 13+. This event will be held at Herndon Fortnightly Library, 768 Center Street, Herndon, VA 20170. Register by clicking on the "Begin Registration" button (below). 

Related LibGuide: Adults and 50-Plus by Fairfax County Public Library (Admin)

Friday, April 26, 2024
7:00pm - 9:15pm
Herndon Fortnightly Meeting Room
Library Branch:
Herndon Fortnightly Library
Presentation/Performance Women's History
  Adults     Teens  

Registration is required. There are 29 seats available.

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