WRITTEN & PERFORMED BY HEATHER LITTEER
DIRECTED BY ELENA HEYMAN
LEMONADE AT THE EDINBURGH FRINGE FESTIVAL
AUGUST 3rd – 27th, 2017
She’s not a hooker, but she plays one on TV…
Heather came to the Big Apple to become an actress. She worked her way up the ladder, playing hookers, junkies, and strippers. You know, the parts that most actresses are afraid to play. Then came the role of a lifetime… Heather LItteer’s gripping, funny, heartfelt solo show explores how women are treated both onscreen and off. Her adventures as an actress and downtown darling are mixed with calls back home to her ill but steel magnolia of a mother, whose southern roots are so strong they can suffocate. Navigating the absurd misogyny of our mediaverse, Lemonade turns female exploitation on its head, and offers redemption to any woman who has even been typecast.
“Lemonade” had it’s world premiere at The Club at La MaMa on April 15th, 2016. The production team included Assistant Director/Production Manager Callie Farnsworth, Dramaturge Lucy Sexton, Script Advisor Mike Albo, Lighting Designer Mary Ellen Stebbins, Set Design Steven Hammel, and Dress by Todd Thomas. Heather Litteer and La MaMa ETC are participants in the Fox Foundation Resident Actor Fellowships, funded by the William & Eva Foundation and administered by The Theatre Communications Group.
Lemonade is also supported in part by Howl Arts Inc, is a nonprofit organization dedicated to preserving the past and celebrating the contemporary culture of the East Village of the Lower East Side. Howl Arts Inc. creates opportunities for artists to produce and show their work, and engages in activities aimed at improving the quality of life for artists and members of the creative community.
PRAISE FOR LEMONADE
“Heather Litteer’s one woman tour de force ‘Lemonade’ is masterfully performed, generously and beautifully written, and based on a life fearlessly lived: a triple threat! A truly inspired and inspiring evening of theater and one of the strongest examples I know of the healing power of gathering together and telling stories. I loved Heather’s show” — Basil Twist
“I just got home from Heather Litteer’s show LEMONADE at La Mama. I had to come home to calm down. I was utterly wrecked by it. This is a memoir show which actually makes it clear that she has through the choices she’s made in some very difficult circumstances become a much more complex, profound and moving artist than she probably ever even imagined in her wildest dreams. The writing and acting are both utterly charming and heartbreaking. It’s smart, funny and very much a feminist tale. I was blown away.” — Justin Vivian Bond
“One warms up to Litteer’s instantly:she’s real,she’s raw, she’s sassy. Casually elegant, she has a relaxed and confident demeanor, Which puts the audience at ease instantly.” — Stage Buddy
“Her performance never ceases to command the stage with striking, unabashed self awareness” — Resident Artist
“Ms. Litteer’s zealous story-telling technique lifts the theme to a humorous, and sometimes poignant, level as she shares her story of her endless struggle to survive as an actress.” — Kristin Hardwick, Hi! Drama
Lemonade review at Assembly Rooms, Edinburgh – ‘fascinating’
Paul Vale, The Stage
Actor and writer Heather Litteer: ‘I want to show women they can take their power back’
Giverny Masso, The Stage
Tom Inniss, The Voice UK
Litteer turns lemons into ‘Lemonade’ at Provincetown’s Afterglow Festival
Ann Wood, Provincetown Banner
Attention Typecasters! She Doesn’t HAVE to Play a Hooker.
Diep Tran, TDF Stages
Heather Litteer Is Serving You Lemonade in April
Huffiington Post Interview
Heather Litteer Shares Some LEMONADE With Us
Karen Tortora-Lee, The Happiest Medium
TCG Spotlight on Heather LItteer
Theatre Communications Group Interview
Vaude Visuals Interviews Heather Litteer
video by Jim Moore
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video by Ned Stresen-Reuter