Catherine Filloux’s one-woman play will receive its world premiere from September 25th to October 12th, 2014 at La MaMa, where she is a Resident Artist. Her play Selma ’65, has sadly become more timely since the Supreme Court effectively struck down the heart of the Voting Rights Act of 1965.
Selma ’65 is based in part on events surrounding Viola Liuzzo, a white civil rights activist shot dead after the Selma Voting March, and Tommy Rowe, an informant for the FBI who infiltrated the Ku Klux Klan, which was responsible for her death. Marietta Hedges will be playing both Viola Liuzzo and Tommy Rowe. Filloux, Hedges and the director Eleanor Holdridge are conducting diverse community outreach in New York City — with organizations such as the University Settlement and through telepresence at Culturehub, with the Freedom Foundation in Selma, Alabama and University of South Carolina-Lancaster. The team of theater artists also includes set designer Kris Stone and costume designer Suttirat Larlarb, who did the costumes for Slumdog Millionaire.
More information about Catherine Filloux’s work can be found here: