2015 Season

365 WOMEN A YEAR AT BENNINGTON COLLEGE

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NOplays first production was a collaborative project with 365 Women a Year.

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365 Women a Year 2014 is an international playwriting coalition involving over 200 writers across the world who have signed on to write one or more one-acts about extraordinary women in history. The project’s ambitious yet focused goal is to write women back into the social consciousness as well as empower and promote female playwrights, and plant seeds of herstory around the country.

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NOplays hosted a reading event the evening of March 27th, 2015 in the Bennington College Student Center. Our series featured four unique, original works by Bennington College students and alumni; After the Thin Man, by Shellen Lubin, Feelin Lonely, by Catherine Weingarten, En El Medio, by Maia Villa, and Making Frankenstein, by Natalie Osborne. We had over 50 members of the community attend this event in person, and many others from around the globe who watched the performance via livestream.

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Special thank you to NiteCorp and HowlRound for making the livestream possible!

You can watch a video of the full performance here, and on the HowlRound public archive.

The Cast:

Feelin’ Lonely, written by Catherine Weingarten, directed by Natalie Osborne.

Elizabeth – Lauren Cagnetta

John – Jade Pope

Stage Directions – Molly Krishner

En El Medio, written and directed by Maia Villa.

Ria – Ada Guzman

Glo – Joana Santos

Stage Directions – Jessie Berliner

Making Frankenstein, written and directed by Natalie Osborne.

Mary Shelley – Sarah Jack

Percy Shelley/Frankenstein – Marshall McGraw

Clare Shelley – Maia Villa

Stage Directions – Celene Barrera

After the Thin Man, written by Shellen Lubin, directed by Maia Villa

Stella Adler – Singer Moora

Sylvia Gassel – Victoria Nation

Stage Directions – Molly Forgaard

The Playwrights:

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Maia Villa

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Shellen Lubin

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Catherine Weingarten

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Natalie Osborne

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365 Women a Year in the news:

365 Women a Year: A Playwriting Project; NiteNews

Livestreaming the 365 Women a Year Project for World Theatre Day 2015—NITE Corp—Fri, March 27

PC Announces New Partners for Wikipedia Edit-a-Thon

TheatreCast #071: 365 Women a Year Playwriting Project

Broadway World: 365 Women a Year: A Playwriting Project, set for 4/11 

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