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Melissa Mowry plants the seeds of change - in art and life - with IF WOMEN ROSE ROOTED

August 29, 2019

“Before there was the Word, there was the land, and it was made and watched over by women. Stories from almost every culture around the world tell us that once upon a time it was so.” — If Women Rose Rooted by Sharon Blackie

“The more you know of your history, the more liberated you are.” — Maya Angelou

Producers Melissa Mowry and Jessica Fichter bring an organic ensemble-created piece about the wisdom of women as old as time and as fresh as today. Placed in the mythical “Otherworld, the land of the fairy folk,” the true sages are all women. This prompts the Queen of the fairies to invite women – all women – all around the world to come to Otherworld and receive the gift of that great wisdom. If Women Rose Rooted is a piece that explores the femininity and culture through shared wisdom of our ancestors – and our experiences today. Drawn from mythology and folklore, coupled with the personal experiences of women today, ‘If Women Rose Rooted’ explores the power and pain of femininity, and reminds us all of those powerful women who came before us.

What looks like a fantasy is a veiled parable of the true dawning of the Age of Aquarius.

Directed by Melissa Mowry, assisted by Jessica Fichter, the women’s ensemble includes Marcella Adams, Titania Galliher, Jessica Panora, and Lucy Lewis. The special limited run will be Friday, September 6 @ 7pm; September 7 @ 3 and 7 pm; and Sunday, September 8 @ 3 and 7 pm at the cutting-edge arts incubator, The Tank, 312 W 36th Street, in New York. For More information, visit

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