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The Nude Who Painted Back


  • Playwright

    Miriam Gallagher 

  • Setting

    19th-century Paris

  • Synopsis

    Play based on the life of Suzanna Valedon, the artists' model who became the first woman admitted to the Société Nationale des Beaux-Arts.

  • Play Type

    Plays General

    Number Of Acts


  • Cast Size Female


Original Production

  • Date of First Production

    01 June 1999

  • Producer

  • Original Venue

    Players Theatre

  • Irish Premiere Notes

    Production transferred to the Theatre Le Petit Hébertot, Paris.

Original Cast  
Performer Mia Gallagher
Performer Nathalie Rafal
Singer Caroline Moreau
Production Team  
Director Nathalie Rafal

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