She Tunes The Violin by Lisa Dellagiarino Feriend

She Tunes The Violin (The Life of Martha Jefferson) by Lisa Dellagiarino Feriend

Directed by Valerie Adami Juhlin

Featuring: Colin Dwyer, Timothy Paul Jobe, Drew Jordan, Eric Kuzmuck, Sean Leigh Phillips, Valerie Mitchell, Stacey Renae, Robert Tekavec.

Written for the 365 Women a Year Playwriting Project, “She Tunes the Violin” follows Martha Jefferson and those closest to her from her first marriage at age 18 to her death at 33, as she struggles to find her way and her power in a society built by and for white men.

About the Playwright:

Virginia-born and Chicago-based, Lisa is an associate member of the Saint Sebastian Players Theater Company, a member of the Dramatists Guild, and President of the Board for Arts For All, a NYC-based nonprofit bringing the arts to in-need youth communities ( She has a BFA in Film & TV from NYU and two young children who are disappointed that she doesn’t write plays about dinosaurs