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Department ofTheatre and Dance

Three Women in a Wildfire



By Julianne Jigour

Director: Tracy Ward

February 26-28, 2021 online

As flames blaze up and down California, Dani is called to help fellow anthropology students search for remains in the wake of a devastating wildfire. Haunted by what she discovers, Dani returns to the rural California home she usually avoids to check on her 13-year-old half-sister, Kaylee. But when Dani arrives, she finds her family’s life transformed by her mother’s devout new boyfriend. While wildfires creep closer and the new boyfriend ignites Kaylee’s interest in a purity ball, Dani must sift through the ashes of her childhood.

Please be advised that this play discusses sexual violence and loss; Recommended for ages 12+. For more information please contact us at

Interview with playwright Julianne Jigour
Interview with director Tracy Ward