Dirty Girls: The Return.

Dirty Girls Come Clean was featured on MPR’s Art Hounds by Nicole Meyer!

Listen to Joshua Humphrey’s Twin Cities Theatre Connection interview with Dirty Girls producers Ruth Virkus, Neil Schneider and Katie Starks!

Check out the blog post by Lauren Peck of Metro Magazine about the show, featuring an interview with Head Producer and Freshwater Co-Artistic Director Ruth Virkus! 

Dirty Girls Come CleanFreshwater Theatre’s Dirty Girls Come Clean returned for a brief two week run January 20-28, 2012 at Nimbus Theatre in Minneapolis. The proceeds from the show went as a benefit for the Twin Cities chapter of Dress for Success!

Dress for Success provides professional attire and career development tools for disadvantaged women looking to get into the workforce. Since its inception in 1997, Dress for Success has served over half a million women around the world and right here in Minnesota.

We are so excited to be able to use this powerful show as a conduit to help empower other women.

Featuring fresh, original material by local writers and performers Maggie Sotos, Amanda ThommHannah Holman, Amy Salloway, Kjersti Bohrer, Allison Witham, Courtney McLean, Mame Pelletier*, Katie Starks*, J. Merrill Motz* and Ariel Leaf*, Freshwater Theatre examined the “Dirty Girl” idiom and all its potential meanings.

By turns raw, hilarious, introspective and sexy, this confessional style festival featured original work by some of the best local writers and performers in the Twin Cities. Running the gamut from autobiographical to biblical, each piece is a unique take on how women define themselves, or are defined by others.

Dirty Girls Come Clean featured the writing/performing talents of the lovely artists listed above under direction by Claire Avitabile, Scot Moore, Hannah Holman, Cynthia Uhrich and Ruth Virkus*, stage managed by Emily ArachtingiDirty Girls Come Clean was produced by Freshwater Theatre Company members Ruth Virkus and Neil Schneider and publicity materials were designed by Ruth Virkus, with photos by Matt Black Studios.