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My name is Gary Zidek. Welcome to The Arts Section. Tune into the radio program every Sunday morning on WDCB 90.9 & 90.7 FM or listen to it online here. I'll be showcasing a variety of arts & entertainment, as well as.highlighting some creative ideas.

Broken Nose Theatre's GIRL IN THE RED CORNER Is a Different Kind of Fighter Story

Broken Nose Theatre's GIRL IN THE RED CORNER Is a Different Kind of Fighter Story

WDCB’s Gary Zidek talks to some of the artists involved with Broken Nose Theatre’s new production GIRL IN THE RED CORNER.

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“As women we are constantly looking for roles in which we are not trapped in a stereotype. It seems incredibly silly, but for every one Halo in a casting breakdown, there’s 50 to 60 women (characters) being written out there that (are) almost laughable.” - GIRL IN THE RED CORNER director Elizabeth Laidlaw talking about the narrow range of roles created for women.

Elizabeth Laidlaw, director of GIRL IN THE RED CORNER

Elizabeth Laidlaw, director of GIRL IN THE RED CORNER

A woman looking to make some life changes steps into the world mixed martial arts in Broken Nose Theatre’s new production, GIRL IN THE RED CORNER.

A scene from Broken Nose Theatre’s GIRL IN THE RED CORNER. Photo Credit: Austin D. Oie

A scene from Broken Nose Theatre’s GIRL IN THE RED CORNER. Photo Credit: Austin D. Oie

Elise Marie Davis is Broken Nose Theatre’s Artistic Director and plays the lead character, Halo, in GIRL IN THE RED CORNER. Halo has just left a bad marriage and finds happiness in, what some might think is an unexpected place, an MMA training gym. Davis says in addition to the unique physical requirements for this role, it was also empowering to take on this type of complex anti-hero character that, (unfortunately) are rarely written for women.

A scene from Broken Nose Theatre’s GIRL IN THE RED CORNER. Photo Credit: Austin D. Oie

A scene from Broken Nose Theatre’s GIRL IN THE RED CORNER. Photo Credit: Austin D. Oie

GIRL IN THE RED CORNER is running at the Den Theatre through March 2. Go to brokennosetheatre.com for more info.

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