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 Fear Festival
The Fear Festival runs October 20th through October 30th in NYC. Directed by Alice Camarota, the festival includes a variety of spooky short plays by writers from all over the world. There are four different lineups, so you can go to the show different nights and see different pieces:
Series A includes plays by Allie Costa, Aoise Stratford, Ben Kemper, Mark Harvey Levine, Robert Scott Sullivan, Sean McGrath, and Steven Korbar. The cast includes Aaron J. Robinson, Brie Brewer, Chara Kirkland, Cole Jensen, Dante Jayce, Emily Cohn, Kate Atansio, Ken Dillon, Madelyn Wall, Marc Patlan, Marcy Orloff Prastos, Melissa Tabakian, Nick Luis, Stephanie Rupe, and Stephen Stapinski
Series B includes plays by Allie Costa, Andres Schiffino, Andrew Bryce, Olivia George, Robert Scott Sullivan, and Stanley Toledo. The cast includes Alice Roschuni, Ashanti J. Brown, Darby Harmon, David Corey Leos, Dean Komondore, Elena Grosso, Jessica Desire Love, Jonathan David, Leslie Joelle Lewis, Liana Santana, Melanie Gallo, Nanci Cone, Rob Romero, Siobhan O’Hara, Stephanie Juergens, and Ursula Tinoco. http://www.eventbrite.com/o/the-fear-festival-cast-b-11407581988
Series C includes plays by Allie Costa, Andres Schiffino, Andrew Bryce, Olivia George, Robert Scott Sullivan, and Stanley Toledo. The cast includes Amanda Belen, Ariana Santana, Elizabeth Carlsen, Frank Pagliaro, Grace Gasner, John Menchion, Kim Paris, Lee Bader, Michael Giorgio, Negesti B., Rachel Goldman, Sanjana Iyer, Tameeka Henry, and Yohance O. Alleyne.http://www.eventbrite.com/o/the-fear-festival-cast-c-11407605149
Series D includes plays by Allie Costa, Aoise Stratford, Ben Kemper, Mark Harvey Levine, Robert Scott Sullivan, Sean McGrath, and Steven Korbar. The cast includes Aimee Thrasher, Alina Badamshina, Andreza Ortiz, Bryna Kearney, Cammerron Baits, Erika F Shore, Jonathan J. Sharp, Marine Assaiante, Mark Brystowski, Megan Clark, Phillip Childers, Raheem Brock, Spurthi Reddy, and Stefaniya Makarova. href=”http://www.eventbrite.com/o/the-fear-festival-cast-d-11407567890″ target=”_blank” data-saferedirecturl=”https://www.google.com/url?hl=en&q=http://www.eventbrite.com/o/the-fear-festival-cast-d-11407567890&source=gmail&ust=1475599324301000&usg=AFQjCNHUkaCrRhsLsX-AHWJG9txnARmmug”>http://www.eventbrite.com/o/the-fear-festival-cast-d-11407567890
One Acts and Snacks by Casa de Beverley
April Ranger, Erin Mounghon, Kendra Augustine
Casa de Beverley continues their third season with another night of plays written by female playwrights. This month’s line-up features The Widest Wingspan by April Ranger, Out of Body on a Train by Erin Mounghon,and Found a Friend by Kendra Augustin. 50% of proceeds from ticket sales go to The Octavia Project, an organization that uses girls’ passion in science fiction, fantasy, fan-fiction, and gaming to teach them skills in science, technology, art, and writing, equipping them with skills to dream and build new futures for themselves and their communities.http://octaviaproject.org/ Tickets to One Acts and Snacks can be purchased here.
Monologues from Anise’s Story by Natalie Osborne
Published by Performer’s Stuff
When Barb, a girl about twelve, gets lost in the woods, she finds herself trapped in the lair of Anise, the Spider Queen! The only way for Barb to escape is to tell Anise a new story every night for seven nights. This is no easy task for the young storyteller, who finds herself pushing her imagination in ways she never thought possible. As Barb grows as a storyteller, so does her relationship with Anise. Their journey is one that explores love, loss, and the power of storytelling. Monologues can be purchased here.
To submit to the November 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.