Rover Dramawerks Announces Fifth Annual Women's Play Festival
For the fifth straight year, Rover Dramawerks is pleased to partner with the playwrights' group 365 Women a Year to present a festival of plays about women, for everyone. This international playwriting coalition, founded by Jess Eisenberg, involves playwrights across the world who have signed on to write one or more plays about extraordinary women in both past and present 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.
Thirteen plays by playwrights from eight states will take place Thursdays and Fridays at 8:00 pm, and Saturdays at 3:00 and 8:00 pm March 28 - April 6, at Rover Dramawerks, located in Ruisseau Village at 221 W. Parker Rd, Suite 580, at the northwest corner of Parker and 75.
The performance schedule is as follows:
Thursday 3/28 8:00 and Saturday 3/30 3:00
Friday 4/5 8:00 and Saturday 4/6 8:00
IMPERIOUS IMPETUS IMPEDED by Katherine Dubois
(about the Empress Josephine, wife of Napoleon Bonapart)
EMILY'S ROOM by Jennifer O'Grady
(about poet Emily Dickinson)
BEING Wendy Wasserstein * by Karen Fix Curry
(about playwright Wendy Wasserstein)
JUST A GIRL? by Susan Shafer
(about artist Georgia O'Keefe)
THE BEGINNNING OF IT ALL by Dorothea Cahan
(about playwright Susan Glaspell)
BLONDE AMBITION by Lindsay Hayward
(about actress/movie star/sex symbol Marilyn Monroe)
*Not performing on 3/30.
Friday 3/29 8:00 and Saturday 3/30 8:00
Thursday 4/4 8:00 and Saturday 4/6 3:00
HEARTSONG by Allie Costa
(about singer-songwriter Sara Bareilles)
PARTNER OF - by Rachael Carnes
(about slave Sally Hemings, mistress of Thomas Jefferson)
THE DRESS DOCTOR IS IN by Christina Hamlett
(about Hollywood costume designer Edith Head)
MARGARET AND BEATRICE by Jess Eisenberg
(about sisters Marguerite of Provence, Queen of France and Beatrice of Provence Queen of Sicily and Naples)
FUL NABIT by J. Thalia Cunningham
(about the woman in the portrait entitled Whistler's Mother)
THE HONEYTRAP by Carol M. Rice
(about World War II trainer of spies Marie Christine Chilver)
JUDGEMENT DAYS by D. Lee Miller, directed by Nancy Pistilli
Plays range from monologues to longer one-acts and cover the last 800 years to present day and everywhere in between. Returning playwrights include Carol M. Rice Rice of Plano, TX; Jess Eisenberg of Sterrett, AL; Allie Costa of Los Angeles, CA; Jennifer O'Grady of Pelham, NY; Susan Shafer of New York City; and J. Thalia Cunningham of Delmar, NY.
365 Women a Year involves playwrights from around the world. They are not a business or even a non-profit. They simply want to get more plays written about women. 2019 marks the sixth year for the playwriting coalition and no repeats are allowed, so by the end of this year, there will be over 2,100 new plays about unique women in history! The festivals featuring these plays take place all over the world; Rover Dramawerks presents the only one south of the Mason-Dixon line.
Tickets for the 365 Women a Year Festival are $15.00 for adults and $12.00 for teachers, students, and seniors and members of the League of Professional Theatre Women and may be ordered online at www.roverdramawerks.com.
For more information about Rover Dramawerks, please visit them online or call 972-849-0358. For more information about 365 Women a Year and to get involved, check out the archive at http://365womenayear.wordpress.com/ and follow them on Twitter @365WomenAYear.
Photo by Carol M. Rice