Adoration of Dora - Synopsis


Paris 1936.  The creation of art is a singular expression, yet art resonates most intensely when it is not merely unique, but also universal.  Adoration of Dora explores the singular world of Surrealist photographer Dora Maar as she tries to find her own voice as an artist while living with the threat of war and in the long shadow cast by her lover, Pablo Picasso.  On a universal and contemporary level, Adoration of Dora explores the nature of art and creativity and the way in which artists and lovers inspire and abuse one another in their quest for self-expression.  Explore on how the universal and unique worlds of art, politics, sex and history all collide in this World Premiere production being produced this fall by the Department of Theatre.  With Cady Ann Smola as Dora, Emily Nash-Gray as Maar, Kristin Glaeser as Marie-Therese, Hillary Mosman as Nusch, Heidi Lindholm as Valentine and Lindsey Teter as Jacqueline. Stage Manager: Sarah Pappin


Lauren "Lojo" Simon - Bio


Lojo Simon is a playwright, journalist, dramaturg and MFA candidate in dramatic writing at University of Idaho. Her play, Adoration of Dora, was part of Moxie Theatreís Fighting Words Festival in San Diego in 2010, and premieres at University of Idaho in September 2011. Other recent performances of her work include Moscow, which placed first among 10-minute plays at the ACTF Region VII Festival in February 2011, and Beyond Tucumcari, which was part of UIís One-Act Play Festival in May 2011. Mi Corazon, a play for young audiences, was read at Missoula Colony in 2010, and an excerpt will appear in the forthcoming anthology, Scenes from a Diverse World, published by the International Centre for Women Playwrights. Her writing also has been published in numerous magazines, journals, newspapers and books. More at


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