Bilguisa Speaks Up *

SYNOPSIS

Soccer playing sisters Bilguisa and Saluimata Simpore face a gender challenge to their participation in the World Cup on the Equatorial Guinea women’s team after allegations the two are really men.  The sisters wait to go into the testing room.

CONTRIBUTING ARTISTS

DM St. Bernard, playwright

Cole Alvis and Jenna Rodgers, insight

DURATION

7 minutes

CAST

1 f

STYLE / FORM

monologue

HISTORY
Staged by Sarasvati Theatre in March 2013 as part of International Women’s Week Cabaret of Monologues: Wild Women, featuring performance by Cherrel Holder.

Developed at Banff Centre Playwright’s Colony 2014, with Banff acting ensemble (Tracey Ferencz, Daniel Fernandes, Steven Gallagher, Jesse Gervais, PJ Pridat, Donna Soares) under the leadership of Brian Quirt and Jenna Rodgers.

INSPIRED BY

http://www.couriermail.com.au/news/soccer-sisters-might-be-more-arthur-than-martha/story-e6freon6-1226080081643

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