Opening May 53 weekends only
Beginning May 5, for the eleventh year in a row, Tennessee Women’s Theater Project presents its annual Women’s Work festival of performing and visual arts created by women. Running at North Nashville's Looby Theater through Sunday May 21, the festival cuts a broad swath across styles and genres to offer eleven completely different programs: poetry and storytelling ; staged readings of new plays; film, dance, music and a display of visual art works. Individual tickets are $10, and a Festival Pass good for admission to all shows is just $60, and a Mini-Pass priced at $30 offers admission to any four shows. 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.
Roster as of April 28, 2017
Friday May 5, 7:30 pm – Musical Theater: Another Round, music and lyrics by Julie Forester & Kirsti Manna, book by Bill Feehely
Saturday May 6, 7:30 pm – Theater: staged reading of Revisiting Wildfire, by Kari Floren
Sunday May 7, 2:30 pm – Feature Film: Black Holler. Written by Heidi Ervin, Rachel Ward Heggen and Jason Berg, and filmed in the Nashville area with a local cast and crew, Black Holler had a staged screenplay reading at Women's Work in 2015.
Wednesday May 10, 7:30 pm – FREE Special Event: 50/50 Day, a special short film, online discussion and educational event and live talkback. Everyone is invited to join in this global conversation about what it will take to get to a more gender-balanced world in all sectors of society: business, politics, culture, home, and more.
Thursday May 11, 7:30 pm – Theater: One Woman Show: Last Nights of the King, written and performed by Katie Del Rocco.
Friday May 12, 7:30 pm – Theater: staged reading of Donor 63125, by six-time Women's Work presenter Marilynn Barner Anselmi
Saturday May 13, 7:30 pm – Dance Night: featuring works from Jen Jen Lin, Kristen Teffeteller, Brandy Rogers, Windship Boyd, Maria Maggipinto, Willow McNeal, Stephanie Miller, Megan White, Emilia Stuart, Summer Shack, and Marci Murphree, and a film created and performed by Blue Moves
Sunday May 14, 2:30 pm – 11th Annual Mother's Day Poetry, with Shannon Clark, Jennifer Mobley, Barbara Russell, Olivia Timberlake, Brenda Butka and a spoken word presentation by Brandy Rogers
Thursday May 18, 7:30 pm – Theater: One Woman Show: Collections, written and performed by Allison Summers
Friday May 19, 7:30 pm – One Woman Show – Queen of Thrones, by Sherre Bishop
Saturday May 20, 7:30 pm – Performance Art: Earth Tone, a performance piece by Thandiwe Shiphrah and Daniel Arite
Sunday May 21, 2:30 pm – Theater: Short Plays, Film, Stories and More: Wounds of the Heart: A Journey Through Brokenness, by Anna Carroll; The Kitchen Table, by Charlotte Higgins; Storytelling by Barbara Moss; Jalopy: An Unsustainable Relationship a musical one-act by Lainie Marsh; Sassy, a short documentary film by Amy Scatliff; Getting Played, by Judy Klass; and Sopresa/Suprise, by six-time presenter Robyn Brooks
Visual art on display – drawings by Nikki Staggs; Art works and Quilts by Edith Costanza
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TWTP is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit corporation
- 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