A coming-of-age drama about a girl known only as Dogface, written by Kellie Powell.
"Dogface" begins when its title character is attacked by a dog when she is seven. She is traumatized not only by the attack, but by the lengthy emergency surgery performed on her face. She is then ostracized and terrorized by her peers because of her unusual appearance.
The bullying she experiences further harms her already damaged self-image. Over the course of five scenes, Dogface ages from seven to 23, and ultimately has to learn how to live with her scars - both figurative and literal.
The play contains discussion of sexual and other mature topics may not be appropriate for children. The performers are local actors Amanda White, Lindsay Miller, Lauren Simone, Vicky Raabin, and Nicholas Roach. Although there is no charge for admission, donations will be accepted at the door. Patrons are encouraged to arrive early because seating is limited and admittance may not be allowed after the play begins.
The playwright and director, Kellie Powell, is an Illinois State University Theatre Directing graduate whose work has been produced by Studio Z, Stick & Co. Productions, ISU FreeStage Festival, Hinman Production Company, Asphalt Jungle, and the Penny Dreadful Players.
The performance begins at 8pm and admission is free.
Spire Studios is located at 45 Beekman St in Beacon, NY.