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'Exposed: Women You Think You Know' explores lives of three local women

Jaye Sheldon, right, co-artistic director and co-founder of Your Real Stories, works with actor Ann Morrison of Sarasota, who portrays Katee Tully, former executive director of the Morean Arts Center in St. Petersburg, during a rehearsal of Exposed: Women You Think You Know at American Stage. [SCOTT KEELER | Times]

Jaye Sheldon, right, co-artistic director and co-founder of Your Real Stories, works with actor Ann Morrison of Sarasota, who portrays Katee Tully, former executive director of the Morean Arts Center in St. Petersburg, during a rehearsal of Exposed: Women You Think You Know at American Stage. [SCOTT KEELER | Times]

Theatergoers will have a chance to learn much more about three Tampa Bay area women Tuesday in a series of monologues at American Stage.

Exposed: Women You Think You Know will look at the lives of Myrtle Williams, former associate provost of St. Petersburg College Gibbs Campus; Marika Robinson, American Sign Language instructor at St. Petersburg College Clearwater and deaf community member, originally from Czechoslovakia; and Katee Tully, former executive director of the Morean Arts Center, artist, arts advocate and civil rights advocate.

The program, a collaboration between American Stage and Your Real Stories, features original scripts about the three women who will be portrayed by professional actors. Andrida Hosey, theater instructor at John Hopkins Middle School, will portray Williams. Elizabeth Bonni, former member of the National Theatre of the Deaf and an ASL instructor at Hillsborough Community College, is Robinson. Broadway performer Ann Morrison will portray Tully.

Their monologues are based on interviews done by Your Real Story founders Jaye Sheldon and Lillian Dunlap with the three local women and are inspired by the themes in Intimate Apparel, currently at American Stage.

The performances will be followed by a conversation with the audience, the actors and the three women being portrayed on stage.

The production begins at 7 p.m. Tuesday at American Stage's Raymond James Theater, at 163 Third St N, St. Petersburg. Admission is free for American Stage subscribers and $6 for non-subscribers.

To learn more, go to tbtim.es/pj6

'Exposed: Women You Think You Know' explores lives of three local women 10/05/15 [Last modified: Monday, October 5, 2015 5:52pm]
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