Project Dawn

Project Dawn

A National New Play Network Rolling World Premiere

By Karen Hartman

Directed by Heidi Van

24 Jan - 18 Feb



Philadelphia is home to a revolutionary court designed by a passionate and shockingly funny group of women. Every day these lawyers, judges, parole officers, and staff work to transform the lives of women repeatedly convicted for prostitution. In this daring and vital new play in which seven actresses portray multiple participants and members of the court, Karen Hartman probes the thin lines between freedom and slavery, activism and obsession for women on both sides of the law, inside the real life Project Dawn Court in Philadelphia, PA.


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Project Dawn is produced at Unicorn Theatre as part of a National New Play Network Rolling World Premiere with the support of Peter Emch. Other partnering theaters are Capital Stage (Sacramento, CA), Phoenix Theatre (Indianapolis, IN), and InterAct Theatre Company (Philadelphia, PA). For more information, please visit