This free one-hour showcase of women artists of all ages includes:
brief readings by writers of
poetry and essays
as well as presentations by
Our event takes place during one of the weekends of the Humana Festival of New American Plays -- and walking distance from Actors Theatre of Louisville.
13 ICWP Plays Selected for 9th WPI Conference
The International Centre for Women Playwrights (ICWP) is proud to announce that 14 member playwrights have had plays selected for the 9th Women Playwrights International (WPI) Conference. The selected members include playwrights from the Turkey, Canada and the United States. The plays are:
Afgan Voices by Lia Gladstone (USA)
Aftermath by Sarah Cole (USA)
Cry After Midnight by Talia Pura (Canada)
Familium Vulgare by Melisa Tien (USA)
Girl Kicks Girl by Jyl Lynn Felman (USA)
Isaac, I am by Mary Steelsmith (USA)
Manhattan Transits by Donna Spector (USA)
Medine by Zeynep Kacar (Turkey)
Osama the Demented by Farzana Moon (USA)
Phoolan is Everyone by Angelina Llongueras (USA)
Remnants of a Liquid World by Bianca Bagatourian (USA)
Talking in Bed by Cornelia Hoogland (Canada)
Venus in Orange by Paula Cizmar and Laura Shamas (USA)
The complete list of selected plays can be found here.
The WPI Conference will be held in Stockholm, Sweden from the 15th to the 20th of August. The theme of this year’s conference is the democratic stage. The conference is held in a different city every three years and is organized by Women Playwrights International.
The International Centre for Women Playwrights was founded after the first WPI Conference held in Buffalo, New York in 1988. The organization has worked for the past 24 years to support women playwrights around the world. ICWP is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization incorporated in the United States. It currently has over 300 members in more than 20 countries. You can find our more about ICWP on the web at www.womenplaywrights.org or on Facebook at www.facebook.com/womenplaywrights.
Women as young as 17 are writing plays and winning awards. Do their male counterparts no longer have anything to say?
This week Anya Reiss's The Acid Test opens at the Royal Court. It will be fascinating to see whether she can match the success of her debut,Spur of the Moment, written when she was only 17 and lauded by the critics last year, when it also won an award. While, by now, Reiss must be sick of the constant references to her age – she is still only 19 – she must accept that in a line of work where the 40-year-old Simon Stephensis still referred to as a "young British playwright", to achieve such acclaim as a teenager is a remarkable thing...
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From Study report website:
"The results of the LA FPI Study have given us a figure which represents the percentage of work on stages in the Greater Los Angeles area written by women.
While slightly above the widely accepted national average of 17%, this figure is far from representative of the work that’s being created by Los Angeles playwrights."
Read the full study report here
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