In its third year, the Women’s Voices Theater Festival in Washington, D.C., will highlight women in the arts, especially performing arts.
At the Women’s Voices Theater Festival, you’ll be able to attend plays written and produced by women and see the reach of the professional theater scene within the city. With the one-year anniversary of the Women’s March and the many events of this past year that have begun to change the mindset of our society, this festival is incredibly pivotal in giving both voice and power to women. Many of the plays discuss the cultural shift happening in our country from a creative and unique perspective.
You can find the full list of plays that will be showcased and how long they’ll run, here. Performances are happening in participating theaters all over the city, so you’ll be able to experience different neighborhoods and what they have to offer in the arts. Most-anticipated plays include Imogen at the Shakespeare Theater Company and Queens Girl in Africa at the Mosaic Theater Company.
In addition to the performances, the festival will feature several events. One event that’s making headlines is The International Women’s Voices Day on January 21. The goal of this event is for “theater-makers around the globe to present public or private readings of unproduced works by women playwrights in celebration.” You can schedule either a private or public reading, and as long as you have a space and the permission of the playwright, you’re part of the program. Email WVD@WomensVoicesDC.com to participate!
Stay tuned for other festival event details, and check back often on the events section of the website.
Have you been to the Women’s Voices Theater Festival in previous years? What are you most excited for this year? Let us know in the comments below!