Lady and the Unicorn

Lady and the Unicorn tapestry

THE LADY AND THE UNICORN is a performance piece inspired by medieval tapestry. It explores a queer alternative history of the Lady, reclaiming her life from the patriarchal symbolism in the tapestries. It is inspired by the ways in which desire and memory work through the fabric of our lives, and uses both form and content to boldly redefine the boundaries between history, myth, and autobiography.

This experience contains optional, participatory moments.

If you would like to partake, you are invited to bring your own props for these optional participatory moments:
-An item that you were given as a gift: that you can touch.
-Something sweet, pleasant to eat or drink: that you can taste.
-A small mirror or a photo that has some significance for you: that you can see.
-A scent, or an item with a scent that has some significance for you: that you can smell.
-A pen/pencil and piece of paper.

Suggested Donation is $10-$15, if you are able. to register


Emma Attwood (playwright) is a writer, actor, and theatre maker originally from the UK. A graduate of the University of Cambridge, Emma has performed in the UK at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival, Ovalhouse, The Yard Theatre, and Whitechapel Gallery, amongst others. Emma is a co-founder of Write Her, Direct Her, a UK collective that promotes women in film and theatre. Most recently Emma appeared in Funeral Game at Potrero Stage. In Fall 2019 Emma was awarded a Theatre Bay Area Grant to develop The Lady and the Unicorn.

Rachael Richman is an actor, writer, and theater-maker. Bay Area credits include: Funeral Game (Potrero Stage), The Speakeasy (Palace Theatre), A Noh Christmas Carol (Theatre of Yugen), Buck and Bill (Above Ground Festival SF), and Man of La Mancha (Custom Made Theatre), for which she received a Bay Area Theatre Critics Circle Award for Principal Actress. New York credits: The Karamazovs (New Ohio Theatre), Aunt Leaf (HERE Arts Center/Hudson Opera House), Love and Geography (HERE Arts Center), Soulographie (La MaMa ETC), Body Drama (Whitney Museum), Offending the Audience (Flea Theatre), AOI! and Are We Here Yet? (Performance Space 122), To Kill A Mockingbird and Silent Sky (Bristol Valley Theatre). As a founding member of Fixed Agency she co-created the immersive mixed-reality adventure Private(i) at the Brooklyn Navy Yard/BEAT Festival. With the Art Monastery Project, she co-devised Prime, which tours internationally.

Caitlyn Tella is a theater maker originally from the Bay Area. Her recent performances include The Stronger at Cutting Ball and two roles in the immersive production, The Speakeasy.

This workshop will explore a section of the original play specifically redesigned for online performance