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.


She Was Never Lost by Allie Costa.

Produced by Monster Box Theatre.


Examines the life of Alice Liddell, who inspired Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland.

She Was Never Lost is one of 23 plays being presented at the 365 Women’s Festival, being held March 3rd through March 6th at Monster Box Theatre, 2529 Elizabeth Lake Road, Waterford, MI 48328 Tickets: 248 787-5365.

Drop in the Ocean by Allie Costa.

Produced by Bellarmine University International 10-Minute Play Festival.


This play is dedicated to the conservation of marine protected areas, also called “hope spots.”

Running March 16th through March 21st in Kentucky. Tickets:

Breaking Cover by Allie Costa.

Produced by Urban Waves Open Hydrant Spring Short Play Festival.


This comedy is all about spies, lies, and alibis. Also, the importance of room service.

March 18th through March 20th in New York.

Two Girls by Allie Costa.

Produced by The Reproductive Freedom Festival.


Sunday, March 20th in New York. The festival will have a livestream starting that evening at 6 PM ESTwhile the shows are presented on stage at The TACT Studio. Tickets:

To submit to the April 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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