Elana Gartner's "Before Lesbians" is a finalist for the 2020 Dayton's FutureFest. Due to the current circumstances, FutureFest has chosen to do readings of three of the six finalists. "Before Lesbians" will be available from July 31st-August 6th. Elana will be doing a live interview on August 2nd at 2pm EST through the Dayton Playhouse's Facebook live feed. Please stop by and ask questions! Tickets are available at http://wordpress.thedaytonplayhouse.com/tickets/
When Charlotte and Vivian meet, they are about to marry their fiancés who are leaving to fight for President Lincoln. Through letters and visits, Charlotte and Vivian nurture their friendship, sharing books and projects to support the troops and their husbands. In an era where women were not recognized as sexual beings and when words did not exist for women falling in love, Charlotte and Vivian struggle to understand the confusing feelings they are developing for each other while the Civil War rages on.