Modlin Center for the ArtsModlin Center for the Arts

Susan Albert Loewenberg,
Producing Director

Written by Paula Cizmar, Catherine Filloux, Gail Kriegel, Carol K. Mack, Ruth Margraff, Anna Deavere Smith, and Susan Yankowitz

Starring Maritxell Carrero, Lovlee Carroll, Tess Lina, Laila Ayad, Sarah Hollis, Ellis Greer, and Shannon Holt

SEVEN is a riveting documentary play by seven female writers based on personal interviews with seven remarkable women who faced life-threatening obstacles before bringing heroic changes to their home countries of Pakistan, Nigeria, Ireland, Afghanistan, Guatemala, Russia, and Cambodia. SEVEN forms a tapestry of stories that weave together the words of these women, dramatizing their struggles and triumphs over resistance, death threats, entrenched norms, and pervasive violence. Created with support of the Vital Voices Global Partnership, SEVEN makes the powerful and timeless statement that even in the darkest times, one person, one voice, and a single act of courage can change the lives of thousands. 

The extraordinary cast of film, television, and stage actresses includes Maritxell Carrero (Anabella De Leon) who was lead actress in the Peter Sellars opera The Indian Queen- performed at the English National Opera and the Bolshoi Theater. Her TV credits include Dame Chocolate and Bajo Las Riendas del Amor. Lovlee Carroll (Mukhtar Mai) has been seen on TV in Grey’s Anatomy, How to Get Away with Murder, and Scorpion and in the films Candy Corn, The Last Conception, and Await the Dawn.

The stage and television actress Tess Lina will play the role of Mu Sochua. Ms. Lina has a lengthy list of stage credits including those with The Guthrie Theatre, La Jolla Playhouse, and the Mark taper Forum. On television, she has been seen inHouse, How to get Away with Murder, Law and Order: Criminal Intent and others. Laila Ayad (Farida Azizi) has performed Off-Broadway and in the national tour of The Mystery of King Tut. On television, she has been seen in Scandal, Grey’s Anatomy, and others. The cast also includes the actresses Sarah Hollis (Hafsat Abiola-Costello), who has been in the filmsThe Russian Doll and Kill Your Darlingsand on television in The Unit and 24, Ellis Greer (Inez McCormack), and LA Theatre Works regular Shannon Holt(Marina Pisklakova-Parker). Ms. Holt’s long list of credits include roles for The Public Theatre and Trinity Rep and appearances on a wide range of TV series such as ER and Seinfeld.

Artist Voices  Stay after the performance for a Q&A discussion with members of the cast. Tucker-Boatwright Event
Adult: $32 UR Student: $10 Osher: $27
Senior (62+): $29 UR Employee: $27
Child (0-12): $16 Group (20+): $29