Behind The Scenes: Rediscovering Kate Carew

Behind The Scenes: Rediscovering Kate Carew
Interview: Dr. Katie Johnson (Historian/Author.)
Sisters in Sin: Brothel Drama in America, 1900-1920

The prostitute, and her sister in sin – the so-called ‘fallen’ woman – were veritable obsessions of American Progressive Era culture. Their cumulative presence, in scores of controversial theatrical productions, demonstrates the repeated obsession with the prostitute figure. Sisters in Sin recovers a slice of theatre history in demonstrating that the prostitute was central to American realist theatre. The brothel drama’s stunning success reveals much about early twentieth-century American anxieties about sexuality, contagion, eugenics, women’s rights and urbanization.


A Jaffa Films production:

Director/Producer: Barnard Jaffier

Co-Writer: Anna Jhirad

Director of Photography: Carlos Chiossone

Historical Consultant: Kathleen Hulser, Katie Johnson

Editors: Lewis Erskine

Associate Producer: Charles Jones

Production Assistant: Leann Baliff

Executive Producer: Samuel Pollard

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