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Off-Broadway Premiere
at HERE Arts Center, NYC
June 13-30

June 13, 8:30
June 14, 8:30
June 15, 8:30
June 16, 4:00 – followed by talkback with the creative team + OPENING PARTY! Come dressed as a Goddess!

June 19, 8:30
June 20, 8:30
June 21, 8:30
June 22, 8:30
June 23, 4:00

June 26, 8:30
June 27, 8:30
June 28, 8:30
June 29, 4:00 and 8:30
June 30, 4:00

For tickets CLICK HERE

Talkback panel discussions:

June 16 –
Talkback with the Magdalene creative team (after the 4pm show, around 5:30): Sylvia Milo (co-creator, director, actress), Nathan Davis (co-creator, composer), Monica Duncan (projection designer), Nicholas Houfek (Lighting Designer), Kodi Milburn (hair and makeup design), Jess Applebaum (Dramaturg). + the Opening Party – Come dressed as your favourite Goddess!

June 21 –
“The Divine Feminine & Queerness” (after the 8:30pm show, around 10pm)
With Micah Bucey (passionately progressive senior minister of Judson Church / “a flaming fairy”)

June 23 –
“Called by Name – The Commissioning of Mary Magdalene, Apostle and Witness” (after the 4pm show, around 5:30)
With Rita L. Houlihan (Director on FutureChurch’s Board, Mary Magdalene advocate), Janet Antico (Theology teacher of Sacred Scripture and Social Justice, Academy of St. Elizabeth)

June 26 –
“Decriminalizing Sex work” (after the 8:30pm show, around 10pm)
With Kaytlin Bailey (Founder & Executive Director of Old Pros)

June 27 –
Talkback with the Magdalene creative team (after the 8:30pm show, around 10pm)
With Sylvia Milo (co-creator, director, actress), Nathan Davis (co-creator, composer), Janice Orlandi (movement director)

Support the project! Crowdfunding is underway at

Indiegogo: Magdalene: I am the utterance of my name – at HERE


Perks include:

recorded sound from Mary Magdalene’s cave at Ste Baume (for meditation)

access to streaming the full performance (if you can’t join us in person!)

Private Magdalene Moon Circle for you and your friends


from Sylvia Milo and Nathan Davis,
the award-winning creators of “The Other Mozart”:

Silenced as an apostle and framed as a prostitute, Mary Magdalene’s character and story were manipulated in order to undermine women’s leadership centuries ago. Its effects still shape our reality today.

“Magdalene: I am the utterance of my name” is a work of music-theater that illuminates the myths, beliefs and contradictions that have surrounded Mary Magdalene for over 2000 years. Drawing from ancient texts, artworks, and contemporary writings, the piece centers the revolutionary message from her banned and buried “Gospel of Mary Magdalene”, lost for centuries.

Equal parts theater and ritual, “Magdalene: I am the utterance of my name” is a transformative and spiritual experience that wrestles with flawed histories in an attempt to reach true transcendence.

“For where the eye of the heart is, there is the treasure”

– from the Gospel of Mary (2nd Century) – banned, buried, and rediscovered

a provocative, immersive theatrical experience
– MorristownGreen.com

“Its ending, with poetry and dancing celebrating Magdalene as a Goddess, had an urgency and a looseness that suggested that what is won by all this questioning is a form of freedom.
It was a truly grand finale
– Jay Lustig, NJarts.net 

“The work… is the result of deep research and cultural archeology. Reflecting upon and interpreting the myriad, oftentimes conflicting, depictions of [Mary Magdalene’s] life takes us on a journey of self discovery, through histories of art, music, theatre, culture, and religion.”
– Curator’s note by Brett Wellman Messenger, Curatorial Director, Morris Museum Live Arts