The Genius Project
Created & performed by Carissa Licciardello & Jessica Pantano
Jess and Carissa have had it with the industry; nay, the world. Jess has just done pilot season and she’s pretty sick of character descriptions limited to “...and sexy.” And Carissa is boycotting the Oscars because she essentially watched the same story about a genius dude in five different films.
Increasingly frustrated with the state of affairs for female characters (and women in general), this writer and actress decide to mash creative minds, overturn the canon of (Mostly Dead) White Males and write with THE MOST BRILLIANT PLAY ABOUT A WOMAN EVER WRITTEN. No small undertaking – but one small step for woman is ONE GIANT STEP FOR FEMINISM (they hope).