Silkworms (a nun play)

Directed by Isabel Nelson

Created by Isabel Nelson, Anne Bertram and Ensemble

April 26 - May 11, 2014

In an era where a woman is expected to have either “a husband or a wall,” and the most exciting task in the convent is the tending of silkworms, what is an order of discontented nuns to do? When quiet rebellions no longer suffice, sometimes only a spark is needed to ignite a bolder, more dangerous revolt. A world premiere.

“A remarkable collaboration... gets back to the very roots of live theater, and reminds us again just how compelling and powerful it can be.” – Matthew A. Everett, Twin Cities Daily Planet


Prioress: Taous Claire Khazem
Giovanna: Cynthia Hornbeck
Oliva: Kayla Dvorak Feld
Eufrasia: Amber Bjork
Teresa: Laura Wiebers
Felicita: Peyton McCandless
Caterina: Delta Rae Giordano

Creative Team

Producer: Stacey Poirier
Creator/Director: Isabel Nelson
Collaborating Playwright: Anne Bertram
Stage Manager: Lyndsey Harter
Costume Designer: Samantha Kuhn Staneart
Lighting Designer: Julia Carlis
Set Designer: Ursula K. Bowden
Assistant to Set Designer: Jenny Moeller
Graphic Design: Greg Vanselow
Photography: Richard Fleischman