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.
Produced by Bex Ehrmann and Nikki R. Veit
The 10-minute play festival will explore queer heroism — or Queeroism. Queer theatre often focuses on hardship: heartbreak, illness, shame, discrimination, and oppression. These difficult stories need to be told and they need to be heard. With this festival, however, we make it our mission to honor queer pride through stories of heroism, tenacity, strength, community, and individuality.
Unconventional by Theresa Masters and Marc Pruter, directed by Conner Wilson
The festival will run July 8th and 9th at Collaboraction.
For more information:
HEAD OVER HEELS by Susan Goodell
Produced by Rover Dramawerks
HEELS OVER HEAD is a quirky comedy about two eloping honeymooners who fall in love on a bungee jump and determine to stay in romantic glow despite of all sensible evidence against it. Winner of Rover’s “Seconds” play contest.
Directed by Frances Seman.
Rover Dramawerks, Plano Texas.
Thursdays-Saturdays, July 21-Aug 13, 2016.
For tickets, click here: http://tinyurl.com/j5np2f4
COMING IN AUGUST:
ALICE IN BLACK AND WHITE by Robin Rice.
Running at 59E59 Theatre in New York City from August 3 to 14, produced by Looking for Lilith Theatre Company of Louisville, Kentucky.
ALICE is the story of Alice Austen, a woman who lived on Staten Island, NY, during Victorian times. She bucked conventional society, became the first female photo-journalist, and refused to get married in a time when that was not only frowned upon, it was financially very risky.
Tickets at: http://www.59e59.org/moreinfo.php?showid=258
To submit to the August issue of LADIES FIRST, email firstname.lastname@example.org 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.