Emilia Bassano is crafting the most remarkable stories that the world will ever see.
But women are not permitted to write plays. And so, theatre's greatest characters stand to be lost in the abyss.
That is until a deal is struck, with the stableboy William Shakespeare...
"The Dark Lady" (Winner of the Eugene O'Neill NTMC 2023) is an exhilarating mix of historical fact and speculation, exploring the "what if" scenario whereby Bassano is the true author of Shakespeare's plays.