Menstruation: A Period Piece

By Miranda Rose Hall

Directed by Katie Lindsay

Music by Tova Katz

Produced by Camille Jenkins

Presented by Big Little Theater Company

In association with the Los Angeles LGBT Center

With support from We The Women

March 16 – April 16, 2023

Davidson/Valentini Theatre

Claire is desperate to figure out if a lesbian period is the ultimate lesbian tragedy; meanwhile, Emily, a hormone inside her body, decides to take matters into her own hands.  A comedic, musical, poetic rendering of the menstrual cycle, our heroines leap between the living room, the uterus, the ovaries, and the fallopian tubes to test the limits of love, the limits of the body, and the limits of what any single organism can accomplish alone.

Pay What You Choose

All Monday performances are Pay What You Choose. We are committed to making tickets accessible to everyone.

Big Little Theater Company

Big Little Theater Company (Katie Lindsay, Artistic Director) produces theatrical events that are “epically intimate”—ambitious, theatrical, and close to the heart. We create imaginative, bold, boundary-pushing theater and are committed to building well-resourced productions and paying artists a competitive wage. During the pandemic, BLT produced “A Walk in My Neighborhood,” an immersive, COVID-safe audio walk that the LAist called “genius.” In 2018, our team produced Red Emma & The Mad Monk at the Tank in New York City, which was named a New York Times Critics’ Pick and played to a sold out run. Big Little Theater Co also produces MeetCute, a series co-founded by Katie Lindsay and Hannah Wolf, that pairs writers and directors for an evening of short plays and community building in Los Angeles.

Performance Information

90 minutes, no intermission

Suitability Suggestions
This production includes strong language and a candid exploration of the menstrual cycle.

Masks are currently required for all performances.

Creative Team

Playwright: Miranda Rose Hall
Director: Katie Lindsay
Composer & Music Director: Tova Katz
Lead Producer: Camille Jenkins
Associate Producers: Ricky Abilez and Misha Riley
Set Design: Yuki Izumihara
Sound Design: Andrea Allmond
Light Design: R.S. Buck
Costume Design: Lena Sands
Projection Design: Nicholas Santiago
Vocal and Band Director: Elizabeth Curtin
Orchestrator/Arranger: Alexandra Kalinowski
Associate Orchestrator/Arranger: Michael O’Konis
Movement Director: Keva Walker
Stage Manager: Abby Weston-Mark
Assistant Stage Manager: Kamila Boga
Technical Director: Connor Hayes
Casting Director: Gina Young
Press Representative: Ken Werther Publicity


Claire: Jane Hae Kim
Emily: Bibi Mama
Egg/Mel: Jo Lampert
Uterine Union Representative/Ovarian Advisor/Ultimate Egg Authority/Madame Progesterone: Kaci Hamilton
Uterine Chorus/Follicle 1/Brain/Corpus Luteum: Kate Ly Johnston
Uterine Chorus/Follicle 2/Brain/Corpus Luteum: Marnina Schon
Uterine Chorus/Follicle 3/Brain/Corpus Luteum: Audra Isadora

Understudies: Liz Eldrige, Danielle Johnson

Menstruation Interactive Exhibit created by Yeu Q. Nyugen