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Monday, April 30 2012

Greenfield Resident SerahRose Roth brings “Two-Headed” home

From a GAN-e-meed Theatre Project press release:

SerahRose Roth is proud to bring GAN-e-meed Theatre Project’s production of Julie Jensen’s Two-Headed home as part of its New England tour.  This intimate exploration of the friendship of two women on the early Mormon frontier features Roth (GAN-e-meed’s Executive Artistic Director) and Brattleboro, VT native Kara Manson. Becky Webber, who played Horatio in GAN-e-meed’s 2011 all-female Hamlet starring Roth, directs.

“I am thrilled to bring a piece of art with which I am integrally involved into my own community, for the first time.  That doesn’t happen a lot with professional theatre” says Roth.  She moved here with her young daughter in 2011 after acting, directing and producing theatre in Boston and Chicago, and continues to lead GAN-e-meed, whose work is most often performed in Boston.  “In Greenfield, I found a vibrant community that supports the arts as integral to life. From the start, GAN-e-meed has valued the opportunity to bring high quality theatre to smaller communities.  Greenfield has a thriving culture that is simply aching for more theatre arts.”

Roth, although a new Greenfield resident, is not new to the area.  At Creative Experiences, a course for Early Childhood Educators, she has been a guest artist for several years, sharing her pedagogy “PictureBook Plays” with pre-service teachers.  Earlier this season, she worked with her colleague and mother, Sharon A. Roth, Ed.D. to introduce PictureBook Plays to the community as part of the Double-Take Fringe Festival that brought new theatre to downtown Greenfield.

“The mission of GAN-e-meed- advancing the role of women in theatre- is close to my heart” continues Roth.  “I have had to make my own space for valuable productions, and consistently model the importance of gender parity to my daughter.  I know there are many many girls and women in Franklin County who also need to see this model.  We may present a mission specific to theatre, but every woman who has attended our professional development events or seen a production walks away knowing that women can attain gender parity.  And just knowing that fact gets her one step closer to accomplishing it in her own life, theatrical or not.”

Two-Headed begins in 1857 Utah, when 127 West-bound pioneers die in the Mountain Meadows Massacre. The mass murder haunts Mormon daughters Lavinia and Hettie as they grow from friends, to mothers, to sister-wives. Tethered to their polygamous doctrine and to the men who killed in its name, they struggle to define themselves and their friendship.

When and Where:  Saturday May 5 at 7:30pm  Second Congregational Church, 16 Court Street

Tickets: $20 general admission, $10 Under 25 with ID,

For more information:,, or 617-863-0664


About GAN-e-meed Theatre Project

GAN-e-meed Theatre Project is a mission-driven non-profit theatre company that advances the role of women in theatre.  GAN-e-meed supports their mission through a production season of relevant plays, networking nights for women in theatre, and The Career Labs, a series of workshops supporting the unique challenges, skill-sets, and successes of women in theatre.  For more information please visit