The Exhibit, a play by Dr. Chantel Langlinais Carlson, was recently published by Next Stage Press.
The Exhibit consists of numerous short scenes, each focusing on an individual piece of artwork featuring women in the 19th and 20th centuries. By dramatizing these paintings, the women, once bound by traditional representations in paintings are allowed to “exist” outside of the frames. By taking place in an art gallery, both the characters and audience members participate in the exhibit. The play is structured so that audience members are allowed to view the exhibit actively, thereby giving them control of what they see and how they see it; they themselves must not be confined.
Carlson, Chantel Langlinais, The Exhibit. Next Stage Press, 2014. Print.