International Women’s Voices Day
Sunday, January 21, 2018
Free Reading at 4:00pm
By Gia Marotta’s
Directed by Jess Hutchinson
About the play:
Meg has just been priced out of the West Village apartment where she cared for her brother during his long battle with AIDS twenty-five years ago. Meg’s sister and nephew arrive to help her pack the past into the back of the car – but the lives that happened in this apartment defy being carefully stored away.
The play was featured on the 2016 Kilroys list, has been workshopped at UT Austin, and received a reading at FAU’s Theatre Lab.
A suggested donation of $5 will benefit Housing Opportunities for Women.
The Women’s Voices Theater Festival, in partnership with National New Play Network (NNPN) and New Play Exchange® (NPX®), invited theaters and theater makers around the world to join them in advocating for gender parity by presenting unproduced works by women playwrights for International Women’s Voices Day in celebration of the anniversary of the revolutionary 2016 Women’s Marches.
About The Women’s Voices Theater Festival
The Women’s Voices Theater Festival is dedicated to highlighting the scope of plays being written by women and the range of professional theater being produced in the nation’s capital region. The Festival’s debut in 2015 featured world premiere plays by female playwrights on stages across Washington, D.C. and was heralded as a landmark in striving for gender parity in American theater. Led by seven of Washington’s largest theaters—Arena Stage, Ford’s Theatre, Shakespeare Theatre Company, Studio Theatre, Signature Theatre, Round House Theatre, and Woolly Mammoth Theatre Company—the Festival leverages collaboration among regional theater producers to create a platform for the nation’s most talented and innovative female and female-identifying playwrights and their newest plays.
About National New Play Network and New Play Exchange®
National New Play Network, America’s alliance of nonprofit professional theaters dedicated to new works, launched New Play Exchange®, the world’s largest and smartest database of theater works by living writers, in 2015. NPX® currently contains more than 16,000 new plays and musicals and profiles of theater-makers from 45 countries, including more than 2,500 full length, unproduced plays by women. Organizations and individuals can filter searches using 13 categories, such as genre, play length, cast size, playwright location, and more. Writers tag their plays with keywords to indicate subject matter and topicality, allowing theaters to narrow results to those scripts that meet their specific requirements or themes.