Heroine

Heroine

02/08/2018 12:00 pm - 27/08/2018 Assembly Hall (Venue 35) ​

This poignant and darkly humorous solo performance, based on the remarkable true story of a US military sexual trauma survivor, explores courage, healing, forgiveness and what speaking your truth really means. 

Danna Davis (her nom de guerre), is the only female soldier within her company in the US army. As a lesbian serving in the midst of the ’Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell’ policy, she is sexually assaulted by three male soldiers. On a dangerous mission inside a combat zone, Sgt Davis is forced to rely on one of her attackers to get her squad home safely. Can finding peace ever be possible?

heroine was developed in Scotland with support from Aberdeen Performing Arts, Creative Scotland and Capital Theatres before winning The Olwen Wymark Award with Nicola McCartney, and Made in Scotland support.

Mary Jane Wells trained as an actress at The Royal Conservatoire of Scotland and worked in Scottish theatre before dividing her acting career between the UK and the US. She played Josie Marks in HBO’s The Newsroom and her duet with Gerard Butler in How to Train Your Dragon 2 hit the Oscar list, whereupon she became a full-time voice actor, working at Starz and Dreamworks.

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