Womens Plays Final White

Following the success of our first annual Women's Voices Play Festival, we are thrilled to continue the celebration of work by female-identifying playwrights throughout the fall with three virtual Women's Voices Mini-Festivals!

Festival Performance Dates

September 24th - 25th, 2020

October  22nd - 24th, 2020

November 19th - 21st, 2020

Access to each virtual reading is free to the public, but registration is required.

Featured Plays and Playwrights

Ronni Sanlo

Dear Anita Bryant by Ronni Sanlo | Thursday, Oct. 22nd | 7:00PM
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In 1977 singer Anita Bryant began her anti-gay work in an effort to repeal Miami’s new non-discrimination ordinance. Successful, Bryant took that campaign across the country. The next year, the Florida legislature ruled that lesbians and gay men were not fit parents. In 1979, Frannie Sanders (pseudonym) came out as a lesbian and lost custody of her two young children. Years later, she wrote a letter to Anita Bryant. Dear Anita Bryant is a memoir, a true story with a wide arc and an extremely relevant anchor. It makes the viewer ache, despair and rejoice and ache again, in waves and moments very familiar to each person who grew up during those years. And in the most unique moment at the end, the audience is brought to a place of forgiveness... the ending everyone needs.

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Last Will by Kimberly Dixon-Mays | Friday, Oct. 23rd | 7:00PM
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Lawrence John Elston, a white male author in his 60s famous for writing children’s books celebrating black children, is now dying and looking to appoint a head of his library and foundation. Libby is a Black female doctoral student desperate to convince Elston to give her that job. They jockey for power over not only Elston’s literary legacy, but also his life story. One of them wins, but everyone winds up wounded by a battle that started long before they met.

Lia Romeo

Ghost Story by Lia Romeo | Saturday, Oct. 24th | 7:00PM
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Lydia’s just looking for a one-night stand, and so she’s brought a cute guy home from the company holiday party. But now things keep getting in the way. Like the fact that they could hardly be more different (she’s forty, he’s twenty-eight; she’s black, he’s white; she’s a New Yorker and he’s from the Midwest). And the fact that he’s still not over his ex. And the fact that her apartment might very well be haunted. A play about ghosts – both literal and otherwise – and the ways we try to move forward.

Katie De Bari

Dark Skies by Katie De Bari | Sunday, Oct. 25th | 3:00PM
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Using the myth of Cassiopeia and her daughter Andromeda, remixed and retold in the context of climate change and changing concepts of co-existence, this piece is a work-in-progress developed with the talented cast.