365 Women a Year at Hubbard Hall

365 WOMEN A YEAR 2016 AT HUBBARD HALL

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NOplays, in collaborative with 365 Women a Year and Hubbard Hall, was honored to present a series of 365 Women a Year plays for the second year in a row!

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365 Women a Year is an international playwriting coalition involving over 200 writers across the world who have signed on to write one or more one-acts about extraordinary women in history. The project’s ambitious yet focused goal is to write women back into the social consciousness as well as empower and promote female playwrights, and plant seeds of herstory around the country.

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On the evening of March 27th, 2015, NOplays hosted a reading event featuring four plays written by Bennington College students and alumni.

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This January, as part of Hubbard Halls Annual Winter Carnival, we presented three returning plays and one world premiere.

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Hubbard Hall is an arts center supporting creativity and inviting participation to make art and community happen. The Hall strives to enrich the lives of individuals and communities, and offer valuable pathways to learning through the arts. Hubbard Hall intends that its programs promote and serve as a magnet for artistic activity.

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The event was a huge success, with a full houses on both nights. On the last night of the festival, we completely sold out!

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A huge thank you to Hubbard Hall for their financial and artistic support, and for providing a venue for this work. Thank you to Olde Castle Theatre for donating costume pieces. Thank you to 365 Women a Year for their support. All of these organizations have allowed NOplays to continue our mission to bring more women onto the stage!

Our evenings’ event featured:

After the Thin Man, written by Shellen Lubin.

Directed by Sarah Jack.

Featuring Christine Decker as Stella Adler and Natalie Osborne as Sylvia Gassel.

Pina by Emma Plotkin.

Directed by Natalie Osborne.

Featuring Siena Blackburn as Pina Bausch, Audrey Roosevelt as Josephine Ann Endicott, Christiana Roewer as Malou Airaudo, and Jack Boggan as Andrey Berezin.

Feelin’ Lonely by Catherine Weingarten.

Directed by Chris DeFillip.

Featuring Natalie Osborne as Elizabeth Bishop and Christopher Restino as John.

Making Frankenstein by Natalie Osborne.

Directed by Jim Cairl.

Featuring Sarah Jack as Mary Shelley, Digby Baker-Porazinski as Dr. Frankenstein and Percy Shelley, and Shawna Matinez as Clara.

365 Women a Year and the Winter Carnival in the news:

To read more about this project in the Bennington Banner, click here!

To hear an interview with David Snider, Natalie Osborne, and Sarah Jack on Theatre Talk radio, click here!

 

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