Woman on a Ledge

By Hershey Felder, based on the writings of Rita Costanzi

Rita Costanzi’s life story explores the vulnerabilities experienced as a female musician torn between the needs of her artist’s soul and those of her husband and children. Integrating solo harp music and theatrical performance, Woman on a Ledge explores what it is to be a WOMAN, the sacrifices and choices she makes, and the devastating outcome – years later.

…easily one of the best theatrical performances I have ever seen.

Matthew Nyquist, filmaker

On Stage Soon

November 2024 • NYC

“Woman On A Ledge,” directed by Lissa Moira, will be mounted in a new, reimagined staging Off-Off Broadway at The Theater for the New City – November 7 – 24, 2024.


Highlight Reel

Scenes from the world premiere performance


World Premiere

The Sunflower Music Festival, Topeka KS

“The Sunflower Music Festival, 2021, hosted the World Premiere of Woman On A Ledge – in its Tribute to Women. The breadth and depth of Rita Costanzi’s passion, the power of her emotional presence as a musician and actor and the sound control of the musical line through the harp are all breathtaking. The sheer beauty she develops through the harp seems to exceed the instrument’s normal abilities. She is a uniquely powerful performer worthy of the international stages she inhabits.”

– Charles Stegeman, Artistic Director, Sunflower Music Festival