Women's Work - 10th Annual Festival

Thank you to presenters, audience, volunteers

Women's Work 2016 has left the building. See you all next year! Are you thinking of presenting in 2017? Get your stuff ready! Our call for submissions will go out shortly after Thanksgiving.

Our 10th Anniversary Season opens in October 2016. For early word on the three plays we will present, please join our mailing list.


Lineup as of April 25, 2016

Friday May 6, 7:30 pm – Short Plays and Stories: Song for Miranda Lambert, by Pam Tate; Unending Drama, by Judy Klass, Earlybirds and Planting Firewood, by Natalie Parker-Lawrence and Pumpin' Ain't Easy, by Amanda Bloomer

Saturday May 7, 7:30 pm – Music Performance: Joy - A Work in Progress, a cabaret performance by Kim Kinsley; and Look into my eyes {she pleads}, by Rebekah Alexander, a vocal piece inspired by a line in Racine's adaptation of the Phaedra myth

Sunday May 8, 2:30 pm – Tenth Annual Mother’s Day Poetry Reading featuring Barbara Russell; Mimi Pantelides; poems of Carol Campbell, read by Laura Ware; Jamie CutlerSylvia Forest Crawford; and Lola White

Thursday May 12, 7:30 pm – Theater: reading of Night Warrior, by Brooke Bryant. In this Theater for Young Audiences play, a young Cherokee girl of the 1700's journeys into the forest, with beloved animal friends, and returns with new-found courage and a new sense of the changing world around her. The cast of notable Nashville actors includes Kristin McCalley Landiss, Patricia Taber, Jamie Farmer, Ginger Newman, Robert Marigza, Tom Angland, Sam Whited and Pete Carden, with stage directions read by Daniel Brewer.

Friday May 13, 7:30 pm – Short Plays & Films: featuring Snow Globes, a film by Madeleine Hicks, winner of the Tennessee Filmmaker Award at Chattanooga Film Festival 2016;[UN]MASQUE, a play by Robyn Brooks, directed by Terry Occhiogrosso, withTamiko Robinson Steele, Shawn Whitsell, and stage directions read by Beth Anne Musiker; The Box, a radio play by Nikki Nelson-Hicks, and Midnight Munchies, a short film by Karen Linton.

Saturday May 14, 7:30 pm – Dance Night: always one of our most popular presentations, this year's program features works from Elaine Husted/Husted DanceJen Jen LinMaria Maggipinto, Marci Murphree's REASONs Dance EnsembleMegan Ciccoline White and Mel'Keta Raghba, and a film by Amanda Cantrell Roche.

Sunday May 15 – NO Performance

Thursday May 19, 7:30 pm – Theater: staged reading of Falling Apples, by Misty Ayres-Miranda

Friday May 20, 7:30 pm – Theater: staged reading of Me and My Smother, by Sue Fabisch

Saturday May 21, 7:30 pm – Theater: Staged reading of After The Fall, by Marilynn Barner Anselmi

Sunday May 22, 2:30 pm – Theater: Reading of A Modern Day Quilt, by Becky Wahlstrom, a play commissioned by Tennessee Women's Theater Project

Visual art on display – Photographs by Nikki Staggs; Calligraphy by Carol Ann Baily; and Water Colors and Textile Art by Melanie Menefee Carter

60% of ticket revenue goes toward compensating the presenting artists. Women's Work is presented with the support of grants from Metro Nashville Arts Commission, Tennessee Arts Commission and The Community Foundation of Middle Tennessee.

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TWTP is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit corporation

2015 – 2016 Season

Our Mission

  • to present theatrical productions of the highest quality to Middle Tennessee audiences
  • to produce plays that express the human condition in the female voice
  • to provide acting, directing, design and management opportunities for women in professional theater
  • to bring live theater to new, underserved audiences