Selected from 2021 Voices of Women Theatre Festival

On Stage February 23 – March 12, 2023

Livestreamed March 4 and March 11

Set entirely in a cornfield, In McClintock’s Corn is a play about gender-non-conforming, neurodivergent geneticist Barbara McClintock and her companion/partner Harriet Creighton. It tells the story of McClintock’s revolutionary quest to understand diversity in nature and to reframe “deviance” as an expression of natural variance.


Born in 1902, Barbara McClintock pursued genetics research on maize (corn) genetics at the Cold Springs Harbor Laboratory in Long Island, NY. She researched the suppression and expression of certain genetic traits from one generation to another and developed theories that linked particular genes to physical characteristics. Despite resistance from her male colleagues, she persisted with her research, garnering multiple awards. In 1983, she became the first woman to receive an unshared Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine. Barbara passed at age 90 in 1992.*



Carolyn Gage is a neurodivergent playwright, performer, director, and activist. The author of nine collections of lesbian and feminist-themed plays and eighty-three plays, musicals, and one-woman shows, she specializes in non-traditional roles for women, especially those reclaiming famous lesbians whose stories have been distorted or erased from history. Many of her plays center on radical narratives for survivors of sexual violence. Her catalog is online at

Read our interview in Watermark Magazine , PDF version

In-Theatre In McClintock’s Corn

Nicole Jeannine Smith as Barbara

Taylor Elyse Belew as Harriet

Angelina Martinez as Doris/Martha/Phyllis

Newt Rametta as Margaret/Carl

Bianca Borge as Hannah, Hellen, Jim

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