Ladies First August 2017

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. 

PRODUCTIONS:

Open Space Arts presents the 2017 Summer Playwrights Festival, an evening of one act plays, August 4th through 13th on our beautiful outdoor stage! This year’s plays are…

Reflection by Katie Ganem – Directed by Elora Maisenhelder
And Twice on Sunday by Brad Sytsma – Directed by Salone Barry
Warrior Princess Shelby and the Magic Dice by Katie Smith – Directed by Chris DeBow (Assistant Director Chloe Heles)
Mystery on the Mat by Will Dalrymple – Directed by Anna Dyke
Tricks and Treats by Ken Preuss – Directed by Angela Wright (Assistant Director Max Jett-Parmer)
The Other Side by Max Strasnick-Kelly – Directed by Charlie (Assistant Director N.J. Saroff)
Music of the Mind by Allie Costa – Directed by Ali McIntosh
Fake it Til You Bake It by Jeff Vernier  – Directed by Chloe Heles

Performances are Friday, August 4th, Saturday, August 5th, Friday, August 11th, and Saturday, August 12th at 7 PM and Sunday, August 6th and Sunday, August 13th at 5 PM.  $10 suggested donation, $8 for students and children. (Children under 2 = free!) Our outdoor stage is located at 16 Hanover Road in Reisterstown, Maryland.

http://www.osarts.org/spf2017
https://www.facebook.com/events/2301456473204166/

NOplays is proud to present The Masks of the Goddess, an original play exploring the forgotten history of the Goddess, the stories she inspired, and the divine feminine spirit. Featuring original music and characters. Created by and starring: Amy Oestreicher, Carole Walker, Kaylee Osborne, and Natalie Osborne.

Performances are August 6th at 1pm and 3pm in Milford CT (for an exact address, please reserve your ticket here.)

We look forward to seeing you!

The performance is outside, so please bring a chair or blanket to sit on.

To submit to the September issue of LADIES FIRST, email natalie.noplays@gmail.com 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.

The Masks of the Goddess

NOplays is proud to present The Masks of the Goddess, an original play exploring the forgotten history of the Goddess, the stories she inspired, and the divine feminine spirit. Featuring original music and characters. Created by and starring: Amy Oestreicher, Carole Walker, Kaylee Osborne, and Natalie Osborne.

Performances are August 6th at 1pm and 3pm in Milford CT (for an exact address, please reserve your ticket here.)

We look forward to seeing you!

The performance is outside, so please bring a chair or blanket to sit on.

Ladies First July 2017

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. 

PRODUCTIONS:

Little Black Dress INK presents the 2017 Female Playwrights ONSTAGE Festival July 6th through July 8th in Arizona. This year’s theme is Hot Mess, and this year’s non-profit is Days for Girls. The winning lineup of plays includes:

Zero-Six-Two-Eight by Katherine James
Boxes are Magic by Allie Costa
Spark by Barbara Blumenthal-Ehrlich
The Worst of All Evils by Philana Omorotionmwan
Evolution Fast Track by Micki Shelton
Three Ghosts of Elizabeth Bathory by Anne Flanagan
Co-Workers by C.J. Ehrlich
Linda by Diana Burbano
Hot/Mess by Jen Huszcza
Mommy Knows Best by Tiffany Antone
Fruit Salad of Shame by Ellen Davis Sullivan
Educated Fleas Do It by Karen Loseff Lothan

http://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/2993356

The 10-10 New Play Festival is currently running at Chagrin Valley Little Theatre at The River Street Playhouse in Ohio. This biennial series of ten-minute plays includes GWTW Abridged by Annie Taft and Two Girls by Allie Costa. The festival is directed by Yvonne E. Pilarczyk & Dawn Hill and runs through July 15th.

http://www.cvlt.org/87thSeason/10-10.php

The Summer Shorts Play Series returns to Samuel French, Theatre & Film Bookshop July 29th and 30th. Stay tuned for the lineup!

https://www.facebook.com/pg/samfrenchbkshp/events/

 To submit to the August issue of LADIES FIRST, email natalie.noplays@gmail.com 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.

LADIES FIRST JUNE 2017

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.

PRODUCTIONS:
Where We Are Now

Produced by The Rabbit Riot Theatre Company.

Runs June 8th through June 10th.

The North-West of Ireland’s first LGBT+ Theatre Festival.  Featured plays by female writers include One by Debbie Weiss, Heartbeats by Danielle Wirsansky, and Who She Could Have Been by Allie Costa.

Check out the full lineup and get tickets: http://therabbitsriotthea.wixsite.com/rabbitsriottc/current-productions

Twitter: https://twitter.com/WWANFest

The Gone in Sixty Seconds Festival (Gi60)

Produced by New Workshop Theatre

June 8th through June 10th.

50 one-minute plays by writers from all around the world have been selected for this annual festival, which will also be livestreamed. Also running that weekend: Gi60 #NextGen, which features 25 additional selections brought to life by young actors between 11 and 16 years old.

Learn more about Gi60: http://gi60.blogspot.com/

 

 

Everyday Edna Mae by Robin Rice

Produced by Kenny Wae Marshal

Benefitting WIN (Women In Need)Edna Mae struggles to realize her dream despite an imaginary friend who won’t go away, a smothering midwest town, and a controlling husband. She finally finds herself in San Diego and the world begins to open. A hilarious and heartbreaking meditation on the expectations society places on women, the creative process and struggle to make art, friendship, love and letting go.

June 15 @ 7:30 PM; June 20 @ 8:45 PM; June 22 @ 9:30 PM

Anne Frank in the Gaza Strip by Monica Bauer

Presented by Good Works Productions

Benefitting Women for Women International or American for Peace Now. Playwright Monica Bauer’s parable puts us in a world
where Trump-supporters are the ruling majority and calls every tune. What will they think of a production of the Diary of Anne
Frank with the title character played by a Muslim?? This is political satire with an open heart. Production directed by Shaun
Peknic (Assoc. Director, ONCE, on Broadway); and featuring Andrew Dahreddine, David M. Farrington, Aizzah Fatima, Bruce Jones,
John Fico, Becca Lish, Lauren D. Salvo.

June 24 @ 3:45 PM; June 25 @ 4:30 PM; July 2 @ 7:15 PM; July 6 @ 9:00 PM; July 8 @ 9:00 PM;

July 9 @ 1:00 PM

Emerson at Big Mart by Hope Weiner

Co-written by Mike Handelman​
 

Produced by Adam Chisnall, Mike Handelman and Hope Weiner

Benefitting Planned Parenthood. Directed by Adam Chisnall​. Summer is for Shopping! and Big Mart is proud to announce its opening a summer Pop Up right in the midst of this here Theatre Festivity. We won’t be here for long so RUN! don’t Walk to the greatest superstore the greatest country in the world has to offer. It’s like a Dream the American One.

June 20 @ 9:15 PM; June 24 @ 5:30 PM; June 26 @ 7:00 PM; June 29 @ 9:00 PM; July 2 @ 1:45 PM; July 5 @ 7:00 PM

To submit to the June issue of LADIES FIRST, email natalie.noplays@gmail.com 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.

LADIES FIRST April 2017

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.

PRODUCTIONS:

365 Women a Year Festival at Rover Dramawerks 

April 6th through April 15th in Plano, Texas.

This year’s lineup includes:
The Anesthetic Was Psalms by Nancy Gall-Clayton
Julia Tuttle: The Mother of Miami by Marj O’Neill-Butler
The Deaths of Anna May Wong by Anne V. McGravie
Return to Sender: The Minnie Cox Story by Rita Anderson
Linda by Diana Burbano
Herstorical Pen-Pals by Caroline Turner Cole
Curtain Rods by J Sanders Nelson
No Limits by Carol M. Rice
Little Swan, a Pas de Deux by Allie Costa
The Mysterious Affair at the Christies by Jennifer O’Grady
Joan by Susan Shafer
Hitler’s Whore by Jim Colgan

Check out the full lineup with cast list and additional details:https://www.facebook.com/RoverDramawerks/posts/10154898548610751

Tickets: http://www.roverdramawerks.com/04_BuyTickets/04_BuyTickets.php

She Has Seen the Wolf by Allie Costa

Produced by Lake Sumter State College

Lake Sumter State College in Florida will host a short play festival April 6th through 9th, directed by Amber Karlins. 32 short plays were selected for this event, including She Has Seen the Wolf by Allie Costa, a dark, modern-day retelling of Little Red Riding Hood that addresses street harassment and assault.

https://www.facebook.com/events/640708866122032/

Urban Legends Festival

Produced by Urban Theatre Movement

April 27th through May 14th at studio/stage in Los Angeles.


The short plays featured include :
The Hummingbirds Punch the Clock by Beau McCoy, directed by Amaka Izuchi
The Dating Pool by Essence Brown, directed by Essence Brown and Emmanuel Plasencia
An Addict Speaks by A.L. Adams, directed by Gisla Stringer
The Pro Tem by Robert Wayne Allsop, directed by Paul Tully
Freddie’s Last Concert, written and directed by Alex Alpharaoh
Scratches by Julian Rubel and Joe Samaniego, directed by Garrett Ward
Don’t Take the Stairs by Zharia O’Neal, directed by Joan Marie Hurwit
Oscar and Rita by Lynn Adrianna, directed by Paul Tully
Cause of the Son by Christopher Gavilanes, directed by Christopher Gavilanes and Gisla Stringer
Two Girls written and directed by Allie Costa
Celest’s Way by Gisla Stringer, directed by Gisla Stringer and Mathew Belnas
Cater written and Directed by James Morosini

More information + tickets: http://www.urbantheatremovement.com/one-act-festival.html

READINGS

One Acts and Snacks

Produced by Casa de Beverley

Casa de Beverley will partner up with the Rugby Road Salon once more for its final One Acts and Snacks of season 3! We celebrated women this season and we hope to go out with a bang! April 15th, 2017. Doors open at 6pm.. Please join us for an evening of new works featuring Mona, The Phona Bona by Sue Horowitz, Dragon Riders Visit Vermont by Natalie Osborne, and For All Concerned by M. Amanda Vann. Great art, conversation, and food. IMPORTANT ALLERGY NOTE – Location is also home to a cat. If you know you are sensitive, please take whatever precautions you need to keep yourself comfortable while here. Venue location will be sent to registered attendees 24 hours before the event. Tickets are $10. $15 at the door.

Tickets can be purchased here: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/one-acts-and-snacks-season-3-finale-april-15-2017-tickets-33140839142

To submit to the May issue of LADIES FIRST, email natalie.noplays@gmail.com 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.

THANK YOU!

HERSTORY 2: WE RISE was a success thanks to YOU! We had over 40 members of the community come through the doors of the Silk Road Art Gallery this weekend. Whether you braved the cold to see the show, asked a thought-provoking question during the Q & A, or made a donation to our theatre, YOU helped make this our best production yet. THANK YOU!

Closing Night for HERSTORY 2

HERSTORY 2: WE RISE will have its final performance tonight at the Silk Road Art Gallery, 7pm.

Thank you to everyone who came out last night! If you weren’t able to make it you have one more chance to see this empowering festival written by women about unsung heroines.

Sign up for our mailing list tonight and you’ll have the chance to win a $50 Cloud 9 Day Spa gift card and other cool prizes!

We look forward to seeing you there.