War of the Girls

This performance piece tells the story of young fencer Athena and her friend Mary Wallace as they duel in preparation for a pivotal match in their careers. Their conversations are convincingly teen like yet intellectual. They quickly realize they are foils of each other, with both opposing views and personalities. The play touches on feminism in pop culture, discussing what may be the next wave of the movement. The purpose of the play is to admit that our relationships are not as neat as the roles we play. The themes are especially relevant in our polarized political landscape and with the increasing popularity of feminism.

https://www.artforum.com/performance/grant-johnson-on-gracie-gardner-s-athena-76682

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