Artemis works with artists at USC to bring feminist creative works to life.
All students at USC are welcome to pitch us their ideas.
Creators: Elizabeth Schuetzel
Head Producers: Wendy Hui, Abigail Swoap, & Selin Yalcinkaya
Premiered February 2020
Femme is a verbatim theatre piece that explores the complicated intersection of queer identity and femininity. The performance created a space for queer students at USC to explore these intersections of femininity and identity, and provided opportunities and community for a group of students at USC who often feel invisible.
The sophisticated woman
Creators: Mona Johnson & Ursula Bowling
Head Producers: Wendy Hui
Tune in for the Premiere Event Fall 2020
The process of getting dressed is an intimate ritual that women perform on a daily basis. This short film captured the change in style over generations by following a young woman and grown woman preparing for their day, reclaiming the elegance and sophistication of independent and powerful women in power-suits.
SINK FROG FRIEND
Creators: Vince Dixon & Alyssa Callahan
Producers: Justine Chen, Sydney Coleman
Currently on a Festival Run
When a neat freak with a messy college roommate finds a singing frog living under his sink, he’s forced to endure what he fears most: confrontation. In this short movie musical, comedy is spun from the absurdity of toxic masculinity.
Creator: Huiyeon Eim
Producer: Val Tan
Premiered April 2020
This is a photography-based project to address the frustrating gender dynamics on campus at USC. It will represent diverse groups across race, gender, sexual identity, and social positioning within the USC ecosystem. Huiyeon Eim will explore the expectations of college culture and our efforts to fit in.
Creator: Jasmine Blevins
Producers: Justine Chen
Coming Fall 2019
GLORY is a short film that follows a young Black woman as she pursues her dream of playing basketball at a prestigious high school, challenging the gender and racial norms of sports narratives.
77 cents: a comedy extravaganza
Creator: Wendy Hui
Producers: Ellen Murray, Abigail Swoap
Premiered September 2018
77 Cents: A Comedy Extravaganza is an all-womxn comedy show to highlight marginalized talent in USC's overwhelmingly male comedy scene.
MUSIC VIDEo for "i don't" BY MOTHER
Creator: Bella Shary, Kayla Cummings
Producers: Tiah Barnes, Sydney Coleman, Taylor Kass
MOTHER is an all-female band of USC students, many of them women of color and queer people, that’s releasing their first EP in October of 2018. First time directors Bella Shary and Kayla Cummings are working with Artemis to produce a music video for MOTHER’s song, “I Don’t,” which will be their first music video.
Creator: Anngelica-Marie Eshesimua
Producers: Sydney Coleman, Maya Tellez
Premiered March 29, 2018
Mirror, Mirror is a 5-episode digital web series about four girls of varying backgrounds, identities, and beliefs conflicting with each other and their identities over the course of election day in their high school girl's bathroom. The series is written and directed by Business of Cinematic Arts (2019) student Anngelica-Marie Eshesimua, an award-winning writer and producer.
LIVED AND LOVED
Creator: Shannon Delijani
Producer: Ellen Murray
Premiered March 29, 2018
Lived and Loved is a multimedia performance of a classical opera text, Fraunliebe und Leben. It follows a woman through her relationship with her husband, but reclaims the male-written text by an accompanying film element that further develops the woman at the center of it all. Finally giving this character the depth she deserves, Lived and Loved is an exercise in taking control of the narrative.
Creator: Tamzin Elliott
Producer: Maya Tellez, Ellen Murray
Ran February 2018
Allways is a text-performance based on the letters of Rachel Carson, author of Silent Spring, and her close friend Dorothy Freeman, who she came to know and love in the last ten years of her life. It examines the incredible line between friend and beloved that these two women walked, putting a magnifying glass to their special relationship as well as our own conceptions of love in female friendships. The project is called "Allways" after the special sign-off they used in the letters to each other, intentionally spelled incorrectly to imbue more meaning.
Creator: Ellie Soloman
Producer: Cesia Ng, Val Tan
Why can't elves be black? Who says all worlocks are cis and straight? D&Diversity explores the social norms of the fantasy genres through photography. The captivating images produced by artistic director Ellie Solomon, a USC costume designer, empower models to be whoever and whatever they want to be in the world of Dungeons and Dragons.
GOVERNMENT OF CHILDREN
Creator: Iona Mischie
Producer: Justine Chen
Currently in Post-Production
In a playground where children have the power to reshape the social and political reality we will live in, what will they do? Iona Mischie empowers children to imagine a future in which they would feel comfortable to exist. Their visions are discussed and archived in a digital, playful documentary film.
Creator: Deja McCauley
Producers: Jenn Cho, Kathy Stocker
Premiered May 6th at Artemis' Playhouse
Human Freedoms is a short film by Deja McCauley that explores the ways black and brown bodies create spaces for ourselves. It premiered at Artemis' Playhouse, a block party to create a celebratory safe space. Playhouse highlighted the Ujasiri zine, a live painting, video games, a dance party, short film screenings, an art gallery, and much more.
Producers: Maya Tellez, Kathy Stocker
Premiered December 2, 2016
Artemis' inaugural project was an all-female staged reading of Shakespeare's most male play, The Tempest. Featuring women of all identities, the show challenged preconceived notions of gender and performance.