NOplays Seeking Directors


HERSTORY is back! NOplays will once again produce a festival of new plays written by women about women who changed our world. The performance will take place at the Silk Road Art Gallery in New Haven Connecticut, March 10th and 11th. Directors will receive a small stipend. If you are interested, please email your resume to

LADIES FIRST ISSUE #13, November 2016

This 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.


Two Girls by Allie Costa.

Produced by: Our Generation Festival, Ireland. 


Running November 6th, 7th, and 8th at Tricky’s McGarrigles in Sligo, with an additional performance November 9th at An Caife Bia Slainte in Manorhamilton. Book tickets by emailing or by contacting The Rabbit’s Riot Theatre Company on Facebook.

Quality Assurance by Allie Costa.

Produced by: Obsidian Theatre in Texas.


Directed by Renata Smith and Christine Weems, will run November 10th through November 19th at Obsidian Theatre in Texas as part of Five Minute Mile. In this fast and funny story, a telemarketer doesn’t seem to know what he’s doing. Featuring Sam Denomy and Elizabeth Grant.

Five Minute Mile is produced by Cone Man Running Productions.
Five Minute Mile is a unique night of theatre where any given night you see a different lineup of plays. 32 plays were selected for the production.  Eight are scheduled to perform each night.  The next six are drawn at random at the start of the show.  The last six are voted on by the audience based on the title, descriptions, and the actors involved. It’s a different lineup every single night!


One Acts and Snacks at Casa de Beverley


Join Casa de Beverley for One Acts and Snacks in Brooklyn, Saturday, November 19th at 6PM for great art, conversation, and food. This season we are focusing on 10 minute plays written by female playwrights.

Featured Playwrights and plays:

Remote Control by Ann Mary Mullane
I Join A Mental Institution and Have Fun! by Jodie Leidecker
The Agnostic Foundation for Dying With Dignity’s 50th Annual Lottery by Simi Toledano

Tickets are $10 in advance and $15 at the door!

To submit to the December 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 the first LADIES FIRST newsletter.