The Repentance of Saint Joan

a new play
by Austin playwright Patrick Shaw

Opening Friday March 23rd!

3 weekends until April 7th.

The Hundred Years War was ages ago and the two surviving people who knew Joan of Arc best, her high school boyfriend/page and her sibling/ historical expert, can’t agree on how it went down before her death. Was Joan really a devoutly religious servant to King Charles or was she a keen young woman who understood the power of violence? We each have a version of Joan as her legacy lives on outside the historical record. Who does she speak to now? What happens in her name?

The Repentance of Saint Joan asks us to consider the intimate details of human life that go overlooked in tidy versions of history. It dares to ask what truths cannot be verified and leads us through a version of the past where recorded history and personal memory turn against one another.


Written by: Patrick Shaw
Co-directors: Elizabeth Doss, Lisa Laratta and Patrick Shaw
Performers: Elizabeth Doss, Judd Farris, and Jess O’Rear
Sound & Composer: Peter Stopschinski
Lighting Design: Natalie George and Sadie Langenkamp
Costume Design: Aaron Flynn
Set Design: Lisa Laratta
Stage Manager: Jake Stepansky
Co-Producers: Elizabeth Doss and Lisa Laratta


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Opening Friday March 23rd
3 weekend run until April 7th – all shows Thurs, Fri, Sat, at 8pm
Tickets: $15-25 sliding scale, all General Admission
Pay-What-You-Can Preview March 22
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$50 = printing of our show posters
$100 = 1 performer’s costumes
$500 = 1 performer’s stipend
$500 = 1 night of performance space rent

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paper chairs is fiscally sponsored by The Austin Creative Alliance. This project is supported in part by the Cultural Arts Division of the City of Austin Economic Development Department.