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The Council for Gender Equity of WVU promotes equality of womxn in the academic and local communities.


The Skriker: A Panel Discussion

The WVU School of the Theatre & Dance DEI Committee and the WVU Council for Gender Equity Outreach Committee are co-hosting a panel discussion in conjunction with the production of Caryl Churchill’s “The Skriker.” Panelists include Dr. Brianne Depcrymski (Carruth Center), El Didden (WVU School of Medicine, WVU Rainbow Coats), and Taylor Scites (WVU LGBTQ+ Center). Exploring themes from “The Skriker,” the panel will discuss mental and reproductive health. Panelists and other campus resources will be available for further connection at the reception (serving lights snacks and refreshments) after the talk.

The discussion will take place on Saturday, December 3, 2022, at 3 p.m. in the CCAC Davis Theatre, followed by a reception (light refreshments will be served) in the CCAC Falbo Theatre. The event is free. Reservations are strongly suggested as seating is limited.


Questions should be directed to:

The Skriker

by Caryl Churchill

Gladys G. Davis Theatre

November 17 – 18 & November 29 – December 4, 2022

Directed by Radhica Ganapathy


Ancient and damaged, a mythological creature known as Skriker emerges from the underworld in pursuit of two young mothers named Josie and Lily. The Skriker utilizes various disguises to manipulate and ultimately entrap them. Josie goes to the underworld first in what appears to be for a brief period, but the Skriker’s magic twists her understanding and ultimately her fate. Lily follows a similar path but meets an even darker end. Blending ancient folklore and contemporary settings, Churchill's play also draws attention to issues of destruction that plague the environment. 

Inclusivity Statement: The female body is central to this narrative with its portrayals of non-traditional perceptions of motherhood - an important commentary in the on-going Roe v. Wade debate. There are no specific race/ethnicity requirements to bring together this complex thought-provoking play. 


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