WORKING GIRLS

Directed by Ayla Combes

About The Play

An all-immigrant-female cast relives the story of the young factory workers who were victims of the Triangle Shirtwaist Company fire in 1911. It was the deadliest industrial disaster in the history of the city and one deadliest in US history. The fire caused the deaths of 146 garment workers who died from the fire, smoke inhalation, falling or jumping to their deaths. The performance combines text from interviews of the survivors and extracts of the court case with movement pieces that speak for the voiceless victims.

"Working Girls" is a play about the American dream, work, survival and hope.

Other Information

Cast: Kanja Grobler, Gilda Mercado, Rosemary Tross, Irina Bravo, Sofia Gomez,

Muge Karamulle and Jatnna Marte

Music: Trio for violin, cello and piano by Charles Ives & Majority by Charles Ives

Source Material: "The Triangle Fire" by Leon Stein

Lighting and Sound: Ayla Combes and Chloe Lepant

Special thanks to the Stella Adler Studio Of Acting, Marianly Tejada and Alberto Contreras.

Calendar (work-on-progress)

Previews in August, 2017

The full length play written by Ayla Combes is planned to be performed in Spring, 2018.

"Working Girls" by Ayla Combes, starring Irina Bravo, Gilda Mercado, Sofia Gomez, Kanja Grobler, Muge Karagulle, Rosemary Tros and Jatna Marte

PHYSICAL THEATER / DEVISED PIECE / DRAMA

Production Stills

Pictures taken by Carlos Rosario

Jatna Marte, Rosemary Tross, Kanja Grobler, Gilda Mercado, Irina Bravo, Muge Karamulle Sofia Gomez in "Working Girls"

Jatna Marte, Rosemary Tross, Kanja Grobler, Gilda Mercado, Irina Bravo, Muge Karamulle Sofia Gomez in "Working Girls"

Irina Bravo in "Working Girls"
Irina Bravo in "Working Girls"
Irina Bravo in "Working Girls"
Irina Bravo in "Working Girls"

Jatna Marte, Rosemary Tross, Kanja Grobler, Gilda Mercado, Irina Bravo, Muge Karamulle Sofia Gomez in "Working Girls"

Kanja Grobler in "Working Girls"
Kanja Grobler in "Working Girls"
Sofia Gomez in "Working Girls"
Sofia Gomez in "Working Girls"
Rosemary Tross in "Working Girls"
Rosemary Tross in "Working Girls"
Jatna Marte in "Working Girls"
Jatna Marte in "Working Girls"
Kanja Grobler in "Working Girls"
Kanja Grobler in "Working Girls"
Kanja Grobler in "Working Girls"
Kanja Grobler in "Working Girls"
Rosemary Tross in "Working Girls"
Rosemary Tross in "Working Girls"

Jatna Marte, Rosemary Tross, Kanja Grobler, Gilda Mercado, Irina Bravo, Muge Karamulle Sofia Gomez in "Working Girls"

Jatna Marte, Rosemary Tross, Kanja Grobler, Gilda Mercado, Irina Bravo, Muge Karamulle Sofia Gomez in "Working Girls"

Gilda Mercado in "Working Girls"
Gilda Mercado in "Working Girls"
Gilda Mercado in "Working Girls"
Gilda Mercado in "Working Girls"
Kanja Grobler in "Working Girls"
Kanja Grobler in "Working Girls"
Irina Bravo in "Working Girls"
Irina Bravo in "Working Girls"

Jatna Marte, Rosemary Tross, Kanja Grobler, Gilda Mercado, Irina Bravo, Muge Karamulle Sofia Gomez in "Working Girls"

Muge Karamulle in "Working Girls"
Muge Karamulle in "Working Girls"
Gilda Mercado in "Working Girls"
Gilda Mercado in "Working Girls"

Jatna Marte, Rosemary Tross, Kanja Grobler, Gilda Mercado, Irina Bravo, Muge Karamulle Sofia Gomez in "Working Girls"

Jatna Marte, Rosemary Tross, Kanja Grobler, Gilda Mercado, Irina Bravo, Muge Karamulle Sofia Gomez in "Working Girls"

Muge Karamulle in "Working Girls"
Muge Karamulle in "Working Girls"
Kanja Grobler in "Working Girls"
Kanja Grobler in "Working Girls"
Jana Marte in "Working Girls"
Jana Marte in "Working Girls"

Jatna Marte, Rosemary Tross, Kanja Grobler, Gilda Mercado, Irina Bravo, Muge Karamulle Sofia Gomez in "Working Girls"

Jatna Marte, Rosemary Tross, Kanja Grobler, Gilda Mercado, Irina Bravo, Muge Karamulle Sofia Gomez in "Working Girls"

Sofia Gomez in "Working Girls"
Sofia Gomez in "Working Girls"