Lillian Hellman's The Children’s Hour opened on Broadway in 1934. This drama about two schoolteachers falsely accused of having a lesbian affair was a popular and critical success—but the subject matter caused authorities to ban the play in many locations. This new work combines excerpts from Hellman’s controversial play and material from the 1936 case which sought to have the play banned.
Sarah Stites is a New York-based theatre artist and choreographer. She has developed dance and theater pieces with King William Players, 9BC Performance Project, The Habitat, Manhattan Rep, The Chain Theatre, The Martin E. Segal Theatre Center, Company Cypher, and The Pittsburgh Cultural Council, and Wood Street Galleries, among others. Sarah is the founder of Summertime Rewrite New Play Festival and was the Producer of The PRELUDE Festival of Contemporary Performance in 2014.