The official press release for HERSTORY, one of NOplays’ new work festivals coming this April!
When it comes to documenting his-tory, men have always had the upper hand. Until now!
NOplays presents: HERSTORY, two evenings of staged readings by emerging female writers about women who shaped our world.
About the Project:
HERSTORY is NOplays fourth production. We’ve produced festivals across New England from Bennington College in Vermont to Hubbard Hall in Cambridge, NY, to right here in New Haven. Our mission is to promote and produce the works of underrepresented voices in the American Theatre, specifically emerging female writers. We want the wild, fun, and unique stories told by these writers to be heard!
The plays featured in HERSTORY are part of 365 Women a Year. This international playwriting coalition involves over 200 women 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.
HERSTORY will take place at the Silk Road Art Gallery in New Haven, CT, April 29th-30th at 8pm. Plays include Mountain Dew written by J.Lois Diamond and directed by Teresa Langston, Little Swan written by Allie Costa and directed by Brooks Appelbaum, and Making Frankenstein written by Natalie Osborne and directed by Moira Malone. Coffee, tea, and dessert from Koffee? will be available free of charge. Doorprizes will be given out to the first audience members to arrive, including gift cards to Rainbow Gardens Restaurant and Cloud 9 Day Spa. There is a $5 suggested donation for entry. Tickets are available at the door, first come first serve. We hope to see you there!
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