By Karen Hartman
Directed by Heidi Van
The Levin Stage

January 24 – February 18, 2018

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.


Cassie/Gwen | Jennifer Mays*
Bonnie/Judge Roberta Kaplan | Kathleen Warfel*
Shondell/Kyla | Nedra Dixon*
Tracy/Sister Carol | Amy Elizabeth Attaway*
Lola/Nia | Vanessa A. Davis*
Ashlee/Noelle | Leah Swank-Miller
Krystal/Ruth | Lanette King


Director | Heidi Van
Stage Manager | Tanya Brown*
Scenic Designer | Em Swenson
Lighting Designer | Art Kent

Master Electrician | Nicole Jaja
Sound Designer | David Kiehl
Costume Designer | Georgianna Londré Buchanan
Props Designer | Eric Palmquist

Dramaturg | Mary Allison Joseph
Production Assistant | Chloé Robbins
Technical Director | Gregory Chafin
Sound Board Operator | Courtney Dozier