Plays By Lesley Asistio
I am the Impresario of The VirginMotherWhore Project. A playwright, director, actor, and solo performer, I have been creating and producing theatre for over a decade. Three major stereotypes for women are the virgin, the mother, and the whore. I want to debunk these stereotypes and create new images, positive images, not only for women of color, but for all women. I do not want to be exclusive. I want to be inclusive so I use the term, "Colorful Women." I have also expanded my art to include underrepresented communities.
In mainstream media, we mostly hear about the white narrative- the white perspective-the white male-the white female. But what about our stories? Where are our voices? Why aren't we important? And it starts with us. It starts with me. If I tell my story, then I allow other people to tell their stories. And not just women of color, but everybody. Because everybody's story is important. So what's your story? And how can I help you tell it?