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Equally Divine: An Interview with Jenny Lyn Bader

Jenny Lyn Bader, playwright and performer, took a moment to sit down with us and tell us about her latest solo show, Equally Divine: The Real Story of the Mona Lisa, playing as part of the Women's History Solo Show Series, performing at the 14th Street Y in New York City.

Hear what Leonardo's famous smiling lady has to say for herself!

Tell me a little bit about the Equally Divine. What’s it about?  The play is set during the most daring art heist ever —in 1911 when a guy walked out of the Louvre Museum in broad daylight carrying a priceless masterpiece. I tell the story from the portrait’s point of view. The painting tries to solve the crime and get back to the museum and ends up needing to spill some of her secrets in the process. 
What's it like to be a writer-performer? As a playwright you can’t get annoyed with the actor for not reading your mind! And as a performer, you can easily ask the writer if you want something changed! There are certainly challenges, but…

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