The Lenfest Center for the Arts
O’Keeffe! One Woman Play, written and performed by Lucinda McDermott
O'Keeffe!, a one-woman play written and performed by Lucinda McDermott, explores the artistic and personal struggles of iconic American artist Georgia O'Keeffe. The play follows her as she grapples with the unresolved question that art aficionados continue to debate today: Who is responsible for her success—herself or her famous and influential husband, photographer Alfred Stieglitz.
Grateful for his initial interest, O'Keeffe soon struggles to maintain her fierce independence in both her life and her art. The play takes us on a journey with O'Keeffe from 1915, when she began developing her own style, through to Stieglitz's death in 1946. The struggle to survive independently within her relationship and to understand her own creative process is part of O'Keeffe's search to answer the question, "Was it me or was it Stieglitz?"
Because this conflict between individualism and a shared life is at the heart of everyone's personal journey, the play is as much about us as it is about O'Keeffe. Lucinda McDermott presents us with an O'Keeffe that is human, witty, and lively. An engrossing drama about the beloved American icon."