The 2018 Women’s Voices Theater Festival runs January 15–February 15, with programming at 24 theatres in Washington, D.C..
The 2018 Women’s Voices Theater Festival runs January 15–February 15, 2018, with programming at 24 theatres in Washington, D.C. The festival presents new work by female playwrights to cast a spotlight from the nation’s capitol on gender parity in American theatre and the valuable works of female artists.
The festival offers world, national, and regional premieres of plays written by women, including Theresa Rebeck, Timberlake Wertenbaker, Wendy Graf, Julia Cho, Danai Gurira, and Dominique Morisseau.
In honor of the festival, 14 of the participating playwrights and directors responded to the prompt, “Why are women’s contributions to theatre vital?”
Flip through the gallery below to read their responses:
14 Playwrights/Directors Tell Us Why Women’s Contributions to Theatre Are Vital
Nearly 25 years since its Broadway premiere, The Secret Garden co-authors Lucy Simon and Marsha Norman sat down with stars Rebecca Luker and Tony Award winner Daisy Eagan to look back at the birth of a contemporary classic, how their lives are forever intertwined, and bringing back the show concert-style.