The Yellow Wallpaper
Part of the Atlas INTERSECTIONS Festival 2018
Performance begins at 4:00pm.
Angelina Hoidra’s one-act adaptation of Charlotte Perkins Gilman’s 1892 short story, The Yellow Wallpaper. It tells the story of a woman confined by her husband as a treatment for her supposed hysteria. The production includes lyrical and increasingly abstract dances that convey the passage of time and the woman’s evolution. As time passes, the woman becomes obsessed by her surroundings and begins to see visions in the yellow wallpaper. Performed by Angelina Hoidra as Woman and William Linder as John.
Content information: Horror or supernatural scenes – rare or mild, Violence – rare or mild. Best suited to age 13+.
About Angelina Hoidra
Originally from a small town in Pennsylvania, Angelina Hoidra is a theatre actor and director. She is a summa cum laude honors graduate of The George Washington University with degrees in English and Theatre, earning departmental honors in the latter for her acting thesis, “Crazy Girl: An Exploration of Women and Madness.” This project wove together scenes stretching across various styles and periods to compose the narrative of a woman typically deemed “crazy” slowly becoming understood – and therefore less “crazy” to the audience. Other recent local credits include assistant directing All My Sons at her alma mater and providing artistic assistance for What Every Girl Should Know at Forum Theatre. She is passionate about theatre as a means of empowerment and education and the invaluable opportunity it presents as a way to see life from otherwise unfamiliar perspectives.