Press: ParentMap Review

"Communicating character is the strength of “Fight Like a Bitch”. The actors in this production bring so much more depth to the characters than I found when I studied the play in college. Nike Imoru, with her lean build and larger-than-life action, is completely credible as Coriolanus, the honor-bound warrior whose arrogance makes her completely unfit for public office. Coriolanus has more respect for the opposing army’s general Aufidius than she has for the citizens she is supposed to protect. I almost couldn’t blame her. Colleen Carey’s tough-as-nails Aufidius, who fights for a cause greater than glory, but always falls short of victory, deserves to be a protagonist. The scheming tribunes (Katherine Jett and Yadira Duarte) are petty and ambitious, but even in their smear campaign against Coriolanus, they are defending democracy. Wendy Robie as Coriolanus’ mother (one of the few roles originally written as female) is the best “bitch” of

Press: Coriolanus: Fight Like A Bitch Receives International Attention!

The buzz about Coriolanus:  Fight Like A Bitch has gone international! The Mumble - International Cultural Surveyors in Scotland has posted an interview with Colleen Carey, actor and producer, and Katherine Jett, actor. Excerpt: THE MUMBLE:  Your executive producer for Coriolanus is Rebel Kat Productions, can you tell us about them? KATHERINE:  Rebel Kat is a new production company, and Coriolanus: Fight Like a Bitch is it’s inaugural production. I have found working with them to be a wonderful and refreshing experience. The company is headed by Rebecca Petriello, who, in addition to being extremely skilled at business in general, has a level of integrity I have never before encountered in a producer. She cares deeply about making art that is meaningful and relevant, and she is really dedicated to doing right by the people working with the company​. I feel very lucky to be one of those people. THE MUMBLE:  How are you finding juggling

Press: Our First Critical Review Is In! 5 Stars from International Site THE MUMBLE!

Scotland's THE MUMBLE Reviewer Michael Beeson writes: "Despite an age of more than 400 years, Rebel Kat Production’s Coriolanus: Fight Like a Bitch is an action filled feast, and incredibly relevant to today’s political and social issues. 12th Ave Arts Mainstage is a perfect place to see a play. There is a catwalk-like stage which bisects two seating areas, allowing all in the audience to see all of the action on the stage – as well as fellow voyeurs across the way. It gives the performance an entirely immersive feeling." "The story reminded me of modern politics. The main character Martius is a political elitist rather is out of touch with the needs of the common people. Just as Hillary Clinton felt that she should ascend to the presidency as if by right, Martius believes that her accomplishments make it obvious that it is she who should be elected senator. Alas for

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

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