Press: Edge Media Network

"I was fascinated when I came onto this project to find that this production of 'Coriolanus' is not just all-female, but it's women who are actually playing women, which is very unusual," said [director Emily] Penick. In the play, Coriolanus is a wife, a daughter, a mother, and a career soldier. She and her female partner are raising a young daughter in tumultuous times, and neither of them behave in the way the political arena expects them to. Read more:  http://www.edgemedianetwork.com/entertainment/theatre/news/250454

Press: Crosscut

Fierce, muscular warriors ram into and flip each other. They collapse on their adversaries’ backs, choking and pulling and gripping. They grunt and they growl, flashing toned biceps and abs, working up a sweat. This is not happening in a war zone or a cage match, but in a downtown rehearsal hall in Seattle one recent rainy evening. And the buff fighters are not pro wrestlers in training, but cast members in a new, all-women production of William Shakespeare’s historical action drama, “Coriolanus.” (Subtitle: “Fight Like a Bitch.”) Read more:  http://crosscut.com/2017/10/shakespeare-coriolanus-fight-like-a-bitch-nike-imoru/

Press: Broadway World Seattle Review

"Rebel Kat did such a good job with the adaptation of "Coriolanus" (one of Shakespeare's rarely performed later works) that it does not feel like an adaptation at all. Nay, director Emily Penick improves upon the original with a fierce cast consisting entirely of women. What's more, "Coriolanus: Fight Like a Bitch" has all of the pronouns switched so that the actors performing in the show get to play female characters. Unlike Shakespeare's "Coriolanus", which, ultimately, is a play about high-ranking men clawing and back-stabbing their way to attain political power (boring!), "Coriolanus: Fight Like a Bitch" flips the script on a gendered political system. Finally, women get to be power-hungry monsters!" Read entire review here:  https://www.broadwayworld.com/seattle/article/BWW-Review-All-Women-CORIOLANUS-FIGHT-LIKE-A-BITCH-at-12th-Ave-Arts-Kicks-Ass-20171024

the Stranger Says: Recommended, Don’t Miss!

https://www.thestranger.com/events/25424393/coriolanus-fight-like-a-bitch Recommended by Rich Smith The all-woman cast of this infrequently produced Shakespearian tragedy stars Z Nation’s Nike Imoru, who showed off her ability to play King Lear and Lady Macbeth in her solo show Ode earlier this year. When she bellowed Lear's famous line, "Blow, winds, and crack your cheeks! Rage! Blow!" I felt a desperate urge to see her take on a kingly role of classical proportions, and the theater gods (who are taking the form of Rebel Kat Productions) have granted me this wish. Straight from the audition materials: “What happens when we smash our current political, gendered landscape onto the sacrosanct canvas of one of the greatest playwrights ever? If a man can destroy an entire city… can’t a woman do the same? We say they can.”

PRESS RELEASE: CAST ANNOUNCEMENT

“ CORIOLANUS: Fight Like A Bitch ” Oct 17- Nov 18, 2017 Wednesday thru Saturday at 7:30pm at 12th Ave Arts Mainstage Produced by Rebel Kat Productions and The Perseverance Project Directed by Emily Penick TIX: coriolanusfightlikeab.bpt.me MEDIA INQUIRIES: Please direct all press or media related inquiries to Marketing and Media Liaison, D’Arcy Harrison at coriolanusseattle@gmail.com August 10, 2017: To live like a legend... sometimes you have to fight like a bitch. The country is at war, and the Senate cannot keep the peace within its own walls--- let alone on the battlefield. Enter Coriolanus: the country’s most famous badass warrior. She returns home to face the greatest battle yet: to win the love of the people & run for office--- or face the dangerous consequences of defying society’s expectations. CORIOLANUS, the rarely produced play by William Shakespeare about politics, power, and pride, is packed with daring physical combat and deliciously vicious language. *** Starring an All Female

CORIOLANUS: Fight Like a Bitch

PRESS RELEASE: “CORIOLANUS: Fight Like a Bitch” Oct 17 - Nov 18, 2017 Wednesdays - Saturdays at 7:30pm 12th Avenue Arts Mainstage Tickets: $35 http://coriolanusfightlikeab.bpt.me July 20, 2017 Seattle, WA:   To live like a legend... sometimes you have to fight like a bitch. The country is at war, and the Senate cannot keep the peace within its own walls--- let alone on the battlefield. Enter Coriolanus: the country’s most famous badass warrior. She returns home to face the greatest battle yet: to win the love of the people & run for office--- or face the dangerous consequences of defying society’s expectations. CORIOLANUS, the rarely produced play about politics, power, and pride, is packed with daring physical combat and deliciously vicious language, and a top notch all-female cast drives this contemporary adaptation of Shakespeare’s dramatic thriller. Featuring Seattle Times’ Footlight award-winning British actress, Nike Imoru (Z NATION), as Coriolanus and Wendy Robie (TWIN PEAKS), as her

The Stranger Weighs In

http://www.thestranger.com/slog/2017/07/20/25302738/culture-news-stiff-opens-today-nacho-bell-opens-tomorrow-and-troubles-stir-at-soundcloud Imoru's classical chops are undeniable. I can't wait to see her play the tragic king. Photo:  Rebel Kat Productions Nike Imoru to Play Coriolanus in Coriolanus: Fight Like A Bitch This the Fall: In her recent solo show, Ode, audiences got a taste of the Imoru's command of Shakespearean roles traditionally reserved for men. She bellowed out King Lear's lines with gusto and Macbeth's lines with gravitas. I was blown away. In my review, I asked the theater gods to give this woman a lead role in a Shakespeare play. My wishes have been granted. Thank you, Rebel Kat Productions.

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