Women's Work - 10th Annual Festival

May 6 - 22

Women's Work lineup announced!

From May 6 through 22, we will present the Tenth Annual edition of Women’s Work, our festival and celebration of works created by women. Each year we present the work of women playwrights, poets, singers and musicians, essayists, circus performers, painters, filmmakers, dancers and choreographers and photographers from across Tennessee and across the country. 

Among the highlights are the now-traditional Mother's Day Poetry reading on May 8. Our always-popular Dance Night is Saturday, May 14. On the closing day, May 22, we'll present a reading of a new play commissioned by Tennessee Women's Theater Project: "A Modern Day Quilt," by Becky Wahlstrom. The play is based on the stories of a group of women who have been getting together weekly for some two decades in a studio in Nashville's Centennial Park, working on sewing projects and sharing stories over a potluck meal. 

Tickets (60% of ticket revenue is paid to the presenters):
  • General admission tickets $10
  • Festival pass $60 (see all 10 shows for the price of 6)
  • Mini pass $30 (see any 4 shows for the price of 3)

Tickets on sale now

Roster 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: staged reading of Night Warrior, by Brooke Bryant

Friday May 13, 7:30 pm – An evening of Short Plays & Films: featuring Snow Globes, a film by Madeleine Hicks[UN]MASQUE, a play by Robyn BrooksThe Persephone Project, a short play by Liz McCreight and Midnight Munchies, a short film by Karen Linton

Saturday May 14, 7:30 pm – Dance Night: featuring works from Elaine Husted/Husted Dance; Jen Jen Lin;  Marci Murphree's REASONs Dance EnsembleMaria Maggipinto and others TBA

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