Second Coming of Joan of Arc (Part 3)

In this one-woman play, “The Second Coming of Joan of Arc”, Joan returns to share her story with contemporary women. Joan of Arc led an army to victory at seventeen; at eighteen, she arranged the coronation of a king; at nineteen, she went up against the entire Catholic church and lost. She tells her experiences with the highest levels of church, state, and military. In doing so, she unmasks the brutal misogyny behind patriarchal institutions. This play was revived at the Hollywood Fringe Festival in June 2022.

Carolyn Gage, the playwright and the star of this production, is famous largely for her dramas about lesbian butch women. More about Gage and her many works may be found at The play was written and acted by Carolyn Gage; recorded at Institute for the Musical Arts. The interview and adaptation for WINGS was done by Frieda Werden (Copyright: Carolyn Gage).

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