LADIES FIRST is a list of new productions, workshops, readings, and publications by female playwrights. Our goal is to create greater gender parity in theatre by highlighting the works of female writers and the organizations that promote and produce their works.


The Intervention Will Be Televised by Allie Costa


A funny look at the effects of binge-watching TV shows.

Currently running at Whitefire Theatre, Los Angeles, Now through February 23rd. Part of the Winter Shorts comedic play festival.

Tofurkey Day by Allie Costa


This multi-generational comedy is always in season.

Produced by the Fantastic.Z New Works Festival, Eclectic Theatre, February 17th through. Directed by Kate Arnold-Huisentruit.

If They Come Tonight by Angela Cerrito


IF THEY COME TONIGHT is based on Irena Sendler who rescued 2,500 children from the Warsaw ghetto. The playwright met and interviewed Irena Sendler when conducting research in Warsaw, Poland.

Produced by Tyler Lee Theatre. Tyler Lee Theatre will run three productions of the play at the Fine Arts Center in Tyler, TX and also perform the play in UIL OAP contests.

To submit to the March issue of LADIES FIRST, email before the end of the month. Send us your name, the name of your play, the name of the theatre producing your work, a sentence or two about the play, the where and when, and an image. Thank you to everyone who participated in this month’s LADIES FIRST newsletter.

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