Who In The World Is Artemisia Gentileschi?

May 10, 2018 195

BY: Brent Johnson

You know of Michelangelo, Da Vinci, Van Gough and Picasso. And, if you’ve ever been to elementary school, you’ve probably been taught about Georgia O’Keeffe. But what about Artemisia Gentileschi? Playwright Lee Kiszonas is aware that most people probably don’t know much, if at all, about the 17th century Italian baroque painter, despite her groundbreaking work — and tragic life story.

That’s why Kiszonas wrote “Artemisia,” a curious new play about Gentileschi currently making its world premiere at the South Camden Theatre Company. It will run through May 20 as part of the theatre’s 13th season, which focuses on female playwrights.

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SOURCE: https://www.newjerseystage.com/

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