A Lady Does Not Scratch Her Crotch

by Celeste Cahn

directed by Adrienne Boris

October 8, 2019

Growing up is hard enough, but how about when Mrs. Potts stops you from masturbating? This one woman interactive show explores growing up, masculinity, femininity and expectations through the lens of The Beauty and the Beast. Ultimately the show is about how society, our friends, our families, our partners and even ourselves place made-up restrictions on women that we are never able to fully live up to, but must find a way to live with. 

Celeste Cahn is an actor/director/writer from New Orleans, LA. She graduated from Brown University with a degree in Theatre and History (with a focus on RADICAL SOCIAL CHANGE). Recently she played Achilles/Calypso/Mate 2 and Argo in HOWL: An Odyssey at CLF Art Cafe in London, wrote and performed as Robert Mueller in her show REDACTED : A Robert MuellErotica or do me Mr. Mueller!, Third Witch in Macbeth and did her show A Lady Does Not Scratch Her Crotch at the Nola inFringe and the Tank. Other activities include talking to strangers and making personality quizzes related to Medieval History. 

Adrienne Boris is a director of theatre and opera with special interest in new and contemporary work, stories about women, and new music theater genres. Recently, with OperaHub in association with Diva Museum, she co-produced and directed the world premiere of DIVAS: A New Play with Opera Music by Laura Neill, which focused on the lives of 17th-19th century opera divas and their extraordinary contributions to political, social, and musical history. Other recent directing credits include La boheme with Long Island Lyric Opera/Opera at the Madison, the world premiere of Eva Kendrick’s ten-minute opera Wish You Were Here with Boston Opera Collaborative as part of Opera Bites, Next to Normal with Arts After Hours (Lynn, MA), and OR, by Liz Duffy Adams with Maiden Phoenix Theatre Company and Simple Machine, which was nominated for three Elliot Norton Awards including Best Fringe Production. She has worked as an assistant director extensively, including Off-Broadway and with director Austin Pendleton on his acclaimed interpretation of Fiddler on the Roof at New Repertory Theatre. She has served as National New Play Network Producer-in-Residence at New Repertory Theatre and Artistic Associate at OperaHub, and received her MFA in Directing from Boston University. For more information please visit www.adrienneboris.com