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For California...With Love, Norma Jeane (First Draft Series)

  • 07 Nov 2017
  • 7:00 PM - 10:00 PM
  • Chicago Dramatists, Rehearsal Room A

For California...With Love, Norma Jeane 

By Rachel Bykowski

Post-Reading Discussion Moderated by Emmi Hilger

California “Callie” Clarke; an undergraduate film student attending the university of her dreams. Only 50 students are accepted into Knox University’s Film program; 25 will be cut by the end of the first year. If that were not enough, the University’s tuition is far from cheap. In order to pay the high tuition, Callie gets in front of the camera as Norma Jeane, her internet porn persona. She juggles her life as Norma Jeane and as Callie trying to prove she belongs in the elite film program. When her identity as Norma Jeane is discovered, Callie decides to fight against the rampant slut shaming and prove the value of her art and body.

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