Pride Films and Plays Announces Cast and Designers for I KNOW MY OWN HEART

Pride Films and Plays has announced the cast and design team for the US premiere of I KNOW MY OWN HEART by Irish-Canadian author Emma Donoghue.

Directed by Elizabeth Swanson, the production features Vahishta Vafadari, Jessie Ellingsen, Eleanor Katz, and Lauren Grace Thompson.

Pictured: Top – Jessie Ellingsen (left), Eleanor Katz (right). Lower – Lauren Grace Thompson (left), Vahishta Vafadari (right)

The design includes Melissa Perkins (costume design), Blake Cordell (sound and lighting design), Jonathan Berg-Einhorn (properties design), and Elyse Balogh (scenic painting).

Inspired by the secret coded diaries of Yorkshire gentlewoman Anne Lister, I KNOW MY OWN HEART details Lister’s affairs with various women in the early 19th Century.

“Heart is a colorful chamber drama about a woman who works toward that most elusive end – to know herself. And what she uncovers about her needs and desires challenges every traditional queer narrative,” comments Swanson.

I KNOW MY OWN HEART runs January 10 – February 10. For more information visit

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