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.
Arts Tri-State presents their 2nd Annual New Works Festival in West Virginia, featuring 15 short plays from writers from all over the world.
Thursday, December 1st through Saturday, December 3rd.
Best Chance Cafe by Rex McGregor
Cicadas on a Summer Afternoon by DW Carkuff
Escape from Toyland by Paul Lewis
I, Marshmallow by Matthew Weaver
Prize Fight by Michael Weems
Sustainability by David Jack Sorensen
The Best Seller at Fifty by Ivan Faute
The Drift of Things by Chris Shaw Swanson
The Seven Management Lessons of Macbeth by Dwayne Yancey
Weight by Chris Shaw Swanson
Culture Vultures by Tim Connery
Untitled by Judy E Hamilton
Jolly Time by Jann Hoke
Apres-ski by Allie Costa
THE SUBJECT by Carolyn Kras
Produced by The Blank at Hollywood
Monday, December 5th at 8 PM.
Princess Sophia’s family is one of the most dysfunctional in history, with notoriously mad father King George III, drug-dependent mother Queen Charlotte, sex addict brother Ernest, and agoraphobic sister Augusta. When Sophia is attacked and fights to bring the criminal to justice, her family seeks to mastermind a cover-up of the secret for fear of losing the throne. A take on history that explores the contemporary crisis of sexual assault cover-ups. Starring Allie Costa, Amin El Gamal, Kelsey Griswold, Jennifer Taub, Jennifer Losi, Rosie Mandel, Bill Mendieta, Laura Michl, Briana Price, Thaddeus Shafer, Martin Thompson.
Feminist AF is BACK! Join us Sunday, December 11th at the Samuel French Bookshop in Hollywood as emerging feminist writers and storytellers from the Women’s Center for Creative Work and [Working Title] share their revolutionary original work to inspire social change. Featuring new poetry, monologues, stand-up, and short plays by artists such as Allie Costa, Lucy Engelman, Lindsey Lee, Smaranda Luna, Judy Marcelline, Anne Rieman, and MORE!
Eggs on Ice by Kristine M. Reyes’
Produced by The Bechdel Group
Monday, December 12th brings our final reading of the Fall Series! We will be at the Back Room at Jimmy’s No. 43 (43 E 7th Street in East Village) from 6 – 9pm
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To submit to the January issue of LADIES FIRST, email firstname.lastname@example.org 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 LADIES FIRST 2016. We look forward to another year of promoting your productions, readings, and publications!