Women's Voices Theater Festival 2018

Women’s Voices Theater Festival 2018

The Women’s Voices Theater Festival 2018 kicks off this week, and DC Metro Theater Arts is excited to cover this important event.

For the Women’s Voices Theater Festival, 24 plays penned by female playwrights will be produced at leading theaters in the DC and Baltimore metro areas over the course of the next two months.

The topics covered in the plays include the stories of women of color, immigration, warfare, incarceration, gun violence, sexual orientation, religion, mental illness, and many more.

DC Metro Theater Arts plans to review all 24 shows. In addition, we will provide both macro analyses of the over-arching topics addressed by the plays in the festival as well as interviews with individual playwrights, actors, and directors. We look forward to providing the community with a unique and thoughtful take on the Women’s Voices Theater Festival 2018’s wider meaning.

Interview: Kyla Garcia on Playing Sarah Ridge Polson in ‘Sovereignty’ at...

Kyla Garcia is starring as Sarah Ridge Polson in Sovereignty at Arena Stage. Sovereignty, by Mary Kathryn Nagle, tells two stories. One is of...

Magic Time!: ‘Jefferson’s Garden’ at Ford’s Theatre (Women’s Voices Theater Festival)

A portrait of George Washington hangs in Ford's Theatre on the presidential box where Abraham Lincoln was shot. When you stop to think about...

Review: ‘4,380 Nights’ at Signature Theatre (Women’s Voices Theater Festival)

4,380 Nights is a raw, emotionally charged political theater production that makes the movie Zero Dark Thirty look timid. That is my trigger warning about...

Interview: Annalisa Dias, ‘4,380 Nights’ Playwright (Women’s Voices Theater Festival)

Have you ever met someone who left you feeling as though there is nothing you can’t do? I got that feeling each time I...

Review: ‘Jefferson’s Garden’ at Ford’s Theatre

The Ford’s Theatre production of Jefferson’s Garden (by Timberlake Wertenbaker), which had its American premiere on January 24, tries to balance the oft-tread narrative...

Tributes to Ursula K. Le Guin, whose novel ‘The Lathe of...

This year’s Women’s Voices Theater Festival features 24 plays, four of which are adaptations. Three are based on works by great male writers—Shakespeare, Congreve,...

Interview: Tracey Conyer Lee, ‘Rabbit Summer’ Playwright (Women’s Voices Theater Festival)

Have you ever met someone who left you feeling as though there is nothing you can’t do? I got that feeling each time I...

Review: ‘This Is All Just Temporary’ at Convergence Theatre (Women’s Voices...

Convergence Theatre, as a part of the Women’s Voices Theater Festival, has produced a new play by Olivia Haller called This Is All Just...

Review: ‘Waxing West’ at 4615 Theatre Company (Women’s Voices Theater Festival)

“So we beat on, boats against the current, borne back ceaselessly into the past.” So said F. Scott Fitzgerald, at the end of The...

In the Moment: ‘The Way of the World’ at Folger Theatre...

There’s lots to like about Theresa Rebeck’s The Way of the World just as my DC Metro Theater Arts colleague Sophia Howes points out...

In the Moment: Interviews with Women’s Voices Theater Festival playwrights –...

This is the first part of a multi-part series of interviews with Women’s Voices Theater Festival playwrights. In this series, I asked the same...

Review: ‘Imogen’ by Pointless Theatre (Women’s Voices Theater Festival)

Imogen, Pointless Theatre’s adaptation of Cymbeline, places one of Shakespeare’s most confusing heroines at the center of a battle for her independence. As in...

Post-Play Palaver: ‘The Way of the World’ at Folger Theater (Women’s...

Post-Play Palaver is an occasional series of conversations between DC Metro Theater Arts writers who saw the same performance, got really into talking about...

Review: ‘The Way of the World’ at Folger Theatre (Women’s Voices...

The Way of the World, a deft satire of the mating habits and financial vicissitudes of the 1%, arrived at the Folger Theatre last...

Erika Rose Lights Up the Stage in ‘Queens Girl in Africa’...

It’s no coincidence that Queens Girl in Africa—Caleen Sinnette Jennings’ semi-autobiographical one-woman play now at Mosaic Theater Company of DC—was chosen to kick off...

Magic Time!: “Claim All of Your Selves”: Caleen Sinnette Jennings on...

Erika Rose’s performance in Queens Girl in Africa is awesome to behold. She plays the playwright’s teenage self, named Jackie, plus her parents, school friends,...

Diverse City: Interview with Artistic Director and Activist Elena Velasco

Welcome to the very first Diverse City column on DC Metro Theater Arts. My name is Darby DeJarnette and I created this column to...

Review: ‘Queens Girl in Africa’ at Mosaic Theater Company (Women’s Voices...

Playwright Caleen Sinnette Jennings serves up an ace with the world premiere of Queens Girl in Africa – a riveting, semi-autobiographical account of her...

DC Metro Theater Arts Kicks Off ‘Women’s Voices Theater Festival’ Coverage

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Report: Arena Stage’s Molly Smith and Playwright Mary Kathryn Nagle Discuss...

In 1839, Mary Kathryn Nagle’s great-great-great grandfather, Cherokee statesman John Ridge, was assassinated for signing the Treaty of New Echota. In 2017, Nagle wrote...

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