Sensual. Vulnerable. Woman. The gendered perception of Georgia O'Keeffe and her work followed her to the grave. Tonight, she’s returned to set a few things straight: Are they flowers or vaginas? Was it love or was it grooming? Was it O’Keeffe or was it Stieglitz?
O’Keeffe! is a newly revised solo actor play celebrating the life of artist Georgia O’Keeffe, written by and starring Lucinda McDermott and directed by Dr. Jan Powell. In it, Georgia O’Keeffe is back from the dead to reclaim her legacy, but there’s a lifetime of complications in the way. As Georgia revisits her past, domineering photographer Alfred Stieglitz swoops in to propel her to greatness . . . or was he holding her back? As their relationship explodes, so does her identity as the press, the world and Stieglitz all try to lay claim. O’Keeffe! shows a woman’s passion at its sharpest, reminding us that a balance between life and art is a lie.
Main Stage Theatre, V. Earl Dickinson Building