In Sisters We Trust, or My F*cked Up American Girl Doll Play


Pink graphic for IN SISTERS WE TRUST, featuring a doll's face
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Oct. 20, 2022, 7:30 p.m.
Oct. 21, 2022, 7:30 p.m.
Oct. 22, 2022, 7:30 p.m.
Oct. 23, 2022, 2 p.m.
Oct. 26, 2022, 7:30 p.m.
Oct. 27, 2022, 7:30 p.m.
Oct. 28, 2022, 7:30 p.m.
Oct. 29, 2022, 7:30 p.m.
B. Iden Payne Theatre (map)

By Justine Gelfman
In collaboration with Susanna Wolk

Directed by Jenny Lavery

The American Girl Dolls are all grown up and gathered together for a televised Bachelor-style reunion to decide the fate of the company. But suddenly, the girls start disappearing; something glitches and we’re thrown into a glossy feminist co-working space on the brink of expansion. The progressive women at the helm are still perpetuating age-old oppressive practices, now just in a shade of millennial pink. In Sisters We Trust, or My F*cked Up American Girl Doll Play investigates how corporate feminism is repeating and rebranding mistakes of the past instead of finding new pathways to empowerment.

This is an historically inaccurate play about $80 dolls, intersectionality and self-identifying female co-working spaces.

Contains mature language and themes.

Runtime is two hours and 30 minutes with one intermission. 

View the playbill for In Sisters We Trust, or My F*cked Up American Girl Doll Play.


October 20 at 7:30 p.m. (PREVIEW)
October 21-22, 26-29 at 7:30 p.m. 
October 23 at 2:00 p.m.

There will be a talkback with cast and creative team members following the matinee performance on Sunday, October 23.



“This show is an independent creative work presented by the Department of Theatre and Dance at The University of Texas at Austin and not related to, or endorsed by, American Girl, LLC or Mattel, Inc. American Girl and associated trademarks are owned by American Girl, LLC.”


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