Ladies First May 2018

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.

On Saturday, May 19th, Four Quarter Theater presents RESISTANCE – a night of short play readings on a common theme.

BOXES ARE MAGIC by Allie Costa
with Shaun Cott / Sarah Hysjulien

FIRESIDE CHAT by Lewis Shilane
with Gene Taylor / Maya Rose Hormadaly / Anthony Castellano

with Shaun Cott / Marcella Baglione / Sarah Hysjulien

with Jo Walker

DRIVING GREEN by Martin Blank
with Maya Hormadaly / Dana Trottier / Anthony Castellano

FOR HER FINAL ACT by Dana Trottier
with Jo Walker / Dana Trottier

All plays directed by Kirby Mason.
Saturday, May 19th @ 8 PM
Comley Studio Lab at the Drama League Theater Center
32 Avenue of the Americas
New York, NY 10013
Doors open at 7:30 PM
$7 in Advance / $10 at the Door

For more info, go to or email

Join us for the #metooplays.

500 plays were submitted. 30 semi-finalists were selected. 10 will be presented at each reading, in May, June, and July. The final eight plays will be chosen to move forward for a fully-staged production Off-Broadway.

The reading on Monday, May 21st will include plays written by Claire Mascarenhas, Nicole Amsler, Jonathon Ward, John Minigan, Christine Foster, Carol Hollenbeck, Russell Nichols, Robin Doupe, John Bavoso, and Allie Costa.

Duke Ellington Performing Space, 400 West 43rd, New York.

Tickets and more info:

#metooplays #metoo

To submit to the June 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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