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Bull in a China Shop

 Bull in a china shop at Lct3 // directed by lee sunday evans; costumes by oana botez; set by arnulfo muldanado; lights by eric southern

Bull in a china shop at Lct3 // directed by lee sunday evans; costumes by oana botez; set by arnulfo muldanado; lights by eric southern

nytimes critic's pick

"Thus begins the pugnacious, tender and gloriously funny new play 'Bull in a China Shop,' Bryna Turner’s immensely auspicious professional playwriting debut.
'Bull in a China Shop' is about how hard and heartbreaking and personally messy it has always been to swim against the current, how necessary bravery is — and how bracingly alive the struggle can be."

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4 stars -- Timeout new york

"With a light hand and welcome irreverence, Turner neatly dispenses with two hoary shibboleths: that history is perforce dry, and feminists unfunny." 

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 Ruibo qian and Enid graham in bull in a china shop at lct3

Ruibo qian and Enid graham in bull in a china shop at lct3

Feminist history -- with all the colors

"To Turner, it's a nod to the non-white feminists throughout history, whose stories she asserts have been marginalized. 'I think now it reads really profoundly as this conversation between second wave and third wave feminism,' says Turner. 'Woolley is like, 'My body, the fact that I exist, that's the revolution.' And Marks is like, 'Yeah but try a little harder.'' In one scene, in fact, Marks says to Woolley, 'You've gotten a taste of power, you've gotten a voice… and if you leave the rest of us behind I'll never forgive you.'"

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In conversation with Natasha Sinha

"I think about feminism a lot as the 'ouroboros,' the snake eating its own head. We need to keep critiquing in order to keep moving forward, but there’s something really painful and interesting about that to me that I find so compelling. I definitely think that’s in the DNA of the play, because it’s just something I was deeply thinking about on a daily basis.

But then also, yeah, I had just gone through this enormous heartbreak that I didn’t totally expect or see coming, after a five-year relationship. I kept having this feeling, at the time, that time was passing in a way that I’m not totally conscious of, or that I’m missing something."

Read the full interview here.

Additional interviews:

Rutgers Alumni Magazine - read here.
Mount Holyoke College Alumnae Quarterly - read here.