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ANGELMAKERS: Songs for Female Serial Killers is a true-crime cabaret concert that explores the moments and motives of female serial killers throughout history. Part post-punk, part indie rock, part country, all killer songs… Does our understanding of someone as both sufferer and perpetrator affect our ability to empathize? Using the crack-you-open power of music and the steeped-in notions of women as the more sympathetic (and empathetic) gender, this piece asks audiences to simultaneously hold both their righteous anger at grievous destruction and their awareness of the humanity inside each of us.

Written by Molly Rice
Directed and co-conceived by Rusty Thelin
performed by Milia Ayache, with drummer Michele Dunlap of Murder for Girls and guitarist/bassist Zorahna

Lighting design by Joe Spinogatti
Production Stage Management by Kristen West
Sound Consultation by Casey Dalsass
Poster design by Laura Ramie

October-November 2017: Aftershock Theatre, Pittsburgh PA

Made possible through the support of the The Heinz Endowments Small Arts Initiative and with assistance from The Orchard Project, a program of The Exchange ( The show is generously sponsored by Pittsburgh Center for Biddle’s Escape, N Stuff Music, PIttsburgh Center for Creative Reuse, and Construction Junction.