HERSTORY 2019 Needs YOU!

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Hello Friends and Supporters of NOplays!

HERSTORY is right around the corner, and we’re looking forward to seeing you on March 28th and 30th at the New Haven Free Public Library.

The show is FREE!!!

We received a $300 grant to give to all the artists involved in the Festival, but we’re hoping to raise another $300 so we can really take care of everyone involved.

This year we have FABULOUS prizes for all of our donors!

A $5- $15 donation gets you a shout-out in our program and on our website.

$16- $25 gets you the shout-out AND a pack of limited edition historical women trading cards.

$26-$35 gets you all of the above PLUS a collection of posters from past NOplays productions.

$36- $50 gets you all of the above PLUS a copy of this years poster signed by the cast and crew!

You can donate here!

Thank you for your continued support!

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Directing Opportunities!

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NOplays wants YOU to direct a play with us in this years HERSTORY Festival!

Rehearsal time is minimal (all the plays are only ten minutes each), and flexible based on your schedule. All directors receive a stipend.

The show is March 28th and 30th at the New Haven Free Public Library.

If you’re interested, email natalie.noplays@gmail.com before the end of the week with your resume!

NOplays HERSTORY 2019!

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We’re happy to announce the plays with the most votes in the online poll, which will be featured in this years HERSTORY at the New Haven Free public Library on March 28th and March 30th!

After the Thin Man by Shellen Lubin

Little Swan by Allie Costa

A Moment of Silence by Allie Costa

Frida Khalo: Heartbreaker by Lylanne Musselman

Congratulations to these four plays and to all the plays that we’ve had the privilege of producing over the past five years!

We’re still looking for directors and performers, so if you’re interested in joining our team, email natalie.noplays@gmail.com.

LADIES FIRST MARCH 2019

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:

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Join us March 15th-17th at Stage Left Theater in Spokane, Washington for the sixth year of the Fast & Furious Festival! The festival features readings of 36 original one-minute plays from around the world. Tickets: https://red.vendini.com/ticket-software.html?t=tix&e=fb51706afe19a242a9c2440d7d8c8255

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HERSTORY 2019

March 28th and 30th at the New Haven Free Public Library.

In honor of NOplays five year anniversary, we’re asking YOU to pick your favorite plays from HERSTORY’S past for a Best of the Best Festival. You can cast your votes from now until March 8th: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/HERSTORY2019

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Rover Dramawerks presents the annual 365 Women a Year Festival March 28th-April 6th in Texas. The festival features new and exciting plays about extraordinary women in history, past and present. This year’s lineup includes:

Being Wendy Wasserstein by Karen Fix Curry
Blonde Ambition by Lindsay Hayward
Ful Nabit by J. Thalia Cunningham
Heartsong by Allie Costa
Imperial Impetus Impeded by Katherine Dubois
Just a Girl? by Susan Shafer
Margaret and Beatrice by Jess Eisenberg
Partner of — by Rachael Carnes
The Beginning of It All – by Dorothea Cahan
The Dress Doctor is In by Christina Hamlett
The Honeytrap by Carol M. Rice

Tickets:
https://roverdramawerks.thundertix.com/events/136785/performances

READINGS:

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VAGABONDS is a comedy that reimagines the life of the eminent French writer Colette. In this alternative history, she chooses not to marry Willy, her first husband, who forced her to put pen to page and took credit for what she produced.

Vagabonds is a staged reading of a new play by Molly Kirschner. March 22nd, NYC.

Click here for tickets: https://www.facebook.com/events/297029274305300/

To submit to the April 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.

HERSTORY 2019

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We’re excited to announce that NOplays will once again be hosting a HERSTORY Festival in New Haven this March! Join us on March 28th at the New Haven Free Public Library.

This year we’re doing something different. We want YOU to pick the plays that are in this years HERSTORY Festival. That’s right, YOU get to be the Artistic Director. Vote for your favorite plays from past HERSTORY Festivals. Four plays will be selected for a revival this March.

SURVEY CLOSES MARCH 8TH! 

Get you’re votes in soon! Happy Voting, and we’ll see you on the 28th. Vote for your favorite plays here.

LADIES FIRST JANUARY 2019

Happy 2019!

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.

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On January 13th, Words of Choice will stage a special one-night-only show in New Jersey, an inspiring collection of writings on reproductive freedom and justice, including works by June Jordan, Justice Harry Blackmun and Sally Blackmun, Judith Arcana, Angela Bonavoglia, Esosa Edosomwan, Kathy Najimy and Mo Gaffney, Allie Costa, Michael David Quinn, Cindy Cooper, Living Newspaper Project, Feminist Health Network, Cindy Cooper, Zoneziwoh Mbondgulo-Wondieh and more. The cast includes Alinca Hamilton, Donna Jean Fogel, and Carl H. Jaynes, directed by Francesca Mantani Arkus. For more details, please visit https://wordsofchoice.org/upcoming-performances/

If you interested in a performance in January or February 2019, please contact wordsofchoice@mindspring.com

To submit to the February 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 December 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.

The #metoo plays
A tribute to the heroes who speak out, the survivors who can’t. The
#metoo plays are currently running off-Broadway at The Alternative
Theater, now through December 8th.

Selected plays:
A Criminal Report by Mercedes Segesvary
​Can You Hear Me Now by Nicole Amsler
​Crush by Sarah Elizabeth Grace
​Elevator Repair by Steve Apostolina
​Family Planning by John Minigan
​He Said, He Said by Judy Dodd
​Hometown Premier by Carol Hollenbeck
​Normal by Christine Foster
​Some Boys by Daniel Capalbo, Jr.
​The Bedroom Summit by Scott C. Sickles
​The Proceedings by Thomas J. Misuraca
​Tip by Frank Tangredi
​Two Girls by Allie Costa
Washington Monument by W.A. Walters
​When Guys Talk by Angela Cerrito
​Wounded Warrior by Jeffrey Strausser

The plays are running in two series, Resist and Persist.

For more details on the plays, complete with cast lists, visit:
https://www.metooplays.com/copy-of-home

Tickets:
https://www.artful.ly/the-metoo-plays

To submit to the January 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.