On today’s show, we’re joined by Laura Gosheff and Julia Peterson of the Living Lotus Project. Their show, Phoenix Rising (playing off-Broadway at the Lion Theatre through July 16th), tracks the stories of five young girls working through violence done upon them by the family and friends in their lives, and the counselor helping them “find their fire.”

Julia Peterson in Phoenix Rising, an off-Broadway play being staged at the Lion Theatre through July 16.

Julia Peterson in Phoenix Rising, an off-Broadway play being staged at the Lion Theatre through July 16.

 

Gosheff is the writer and director of the piece; Peterson one of the six actors, and a core member of Living Lotus. We discuss the origin stories presented in their piece, the personal histories of the team involved, how they include or separate those stories from their work, and in what ways they most believe we can move forward in ending violence against girls and women.

Phoenix Rising